Modern Slavery

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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Window Shopping: Stories of Women Sold at The Markets of Oman

[Martyna Żuchowska] Many girls are sold for as little as what’s equivalent to 14 USD. When I’m travelling, I love exploring the local markets that cities have to offer. By shopping at these types of places you can acquire an understanding about the culture of the city, region or even country. I find this to […]

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Unpaid Work: How Far is Too Far?

[Sam McKenzie] …just because something is the norm, that doesn’t make it right. Work. Work. Work. It means something different to everybody. I know people that love their jobs and I know people that hate their jobs. Sometimes people love or hate their job depending on what day of the week it is. Love it […]

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Clean Cars vs Dirty Mining

[Gabby Sullivan] What happens when the mission to combat an environmental crisis conceals a human rights crisis? I doubt cobalt is something you think about often or it may be completely unfamiliar to you, but if there is a time to start paying attention to it and where it is from – it’s now. Cobalt […]

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The Forgotten Crime of Forced Marriage

[Martyna Żuchowska] Since these laws were adopted, only a handful of cases have actually been brought to the courtroom. This week I’ll be taking a look at a type of slavery that often gets forgotten about and not categorised correctly as modern slavery. As much as forced marriage mostly occurs in other continents like Asia […]

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What Are You Wearing?!

[Sam McKenzie] The first step in moving towards removing modern slavery is recognition. So… what are you wearing? Like, what brand? This is a popularity contest after all. Not really. Imagine you have this 30 Million to None article in front of you with the table below: Clothing type Brand Grade T-Shirt Adidas A What […]

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The Practical Application of Australia’s Modern Slavery Laws

[Brayden Sharp] Campaigners should be looking for ways to improve the Act to become not only a moral compass, but a strong weapon With Australia’s Modern Slavery Act being passed in November 2018, large organisations have had to start paying closer attention to how they conduct their business. Fair Supply, Australia’s first law firm exclusively […]

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