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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Nadia Murad: The Hero the World Needs

[Brayden Sharp] …Nadia was not broken. She was determined. On Friday, it was announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 will be awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war. This is a great achievement for the pair, but is […]

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The Nagle Student Series – Part Four: Brodi Duncan

[Brodi Duncan] Forced marriage is defined as any formal marriage or informal union where one or both of the parties are under the age of 18. Although this is the definition, there is so much more to the issue. If the child has not given genuine consent, it is a forced marriage. If the child […]

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Sound Check: September 2017

[Brayden Sharp] It’s been a big month for modern slavery news, here’s what happened in September: Rooney Family Jailed Last month we discussed the Rooney family, who had been convicted for enslaving at least 18 people between the ages of 18 and 63 in Lincolnshire, UK. The 11 members of the Rooney family were sentenced on […]

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Sound Check: May 2018

Ya girl Cait is back for another edition of Sound Check! This month’s Sound Check includes European slavery, slavery in the fishing industry, and Kanye West being an idiot. Make Noise

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Can Culture Change?

Culture is something that defines us as individuals and as groups. It influences our opinions and beliefs, as well as our behaviour. Indeed, culture makes us who we are. So when people tell us our culture needs to change, how should we respond to this? It is easy to argue for the change in culture […]

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