What a Month in the United Kingdom

[Sam McKenzie] …the United Kingdom’s largest modern slavery ring has been broken If you’re an avid sports fan you’ll know that both Wimbledon and the Cricket World cup have recently wrapped up in emphatic fashion. Wimbledon saw the longest ever Men’s Final in its history and England held the cricket World Cup trophy aloft. Significant […]

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What is Bonded Labour?

[Gabby Sullivan] It’s time to change this Bonded labour, otherwise known as debt bondage, debt slavery or peonage, is when workers are exploited and trapped in situations to repay debts. Bonded labour is when employers hold a debt over a person and forces them to work in order to pay if back, yet once they […]

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Good on You!

[Sam McKenzie] Do good. Look Good. Feel good Do you remember the article I recently wrote about the 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide that was released by Baptist World Aid Australia? The 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide accompanied the 2019 Ethical Fashion Report to help you make you make every day, ethical purchasing decision when you shop […]

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A ‘Fair Go’ for Foreign Workers

[Gabby Sullivan] The labour shortages and exploitation we are seeing today need to be addressed by our new government The opportunity to make a better life for oneself in Australia is seized by many, often irrespective of their grasp on the culture, the English language, or most notably their rights as workers. The excitement felt […]

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Country Profile: Turkmenistan

[Martyna Żuchowska] Human Rights Watch has stated that the country’s government is one of the most repressive in the world When we talk about a country being disconnected from the rest of the world, it’s citizens being repressed and their rights and freedoms being extremely limited, the country that comes to mind is usually North Korea. […]

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Up in Smoke: Slavery in the Cannabis Industry

[James Clough] For the larger part of the last decade, cultivation of cannabis in the United Kingdom has been found to be done by, in many cases, young refugees… As recently as last week cannabis was legalised in Canada which has created many headlines across the globe with stories in regards to the regulation and […]

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Global Crackdown: Modern Slavery and International Law

[Brayden Sharp] We recently discussed what Australia’s new Modern Slavery Act needs in order to have a meaningful impact in reducing not only the number of slaves within Australia, but the number of slaves worldwide. This week, we’re taking a look at how international law aims to prohibit slavery worldwide and how effective the law […]

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Sound Check: February 2018

[Brayden Sharp] First Sound Check of 2018! Let’s have a look at what happened in February: Australia Getting Serious About Modern Slavery We’ve talked a bit about how the UK is currently going through a period of increased slavery and it appears that Australia is now going through the same struggle, with a number of […]

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The Nagle Student Series – Part Three: Lydia Overend

[Lydia Overend] Today, more than a quarter of the world’s slaves are children. These children are forced to commit commercial sex acts, forced into a system of domestic slavery or employed in businesses that are mentally, physically, socially and morally harmful. So what is it? The international definition according to the Worst Forms of Child […]

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Forced Labour at Sea

[Martyna Żuchowska] This type of industry is prone to forced labour type of slavery where people are held against their will to work grueling hours in terrible conditions, for little to no money. Seafood has a huge impact on the trading industry because it is one of the most traded foods in the whole world. Seafood […]

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