A fourteen-member ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) advocacy team including Columban Peace, Ecology & Justice Coordinator for Australia Fr Peter O'Neill SSC will be walking the halls of Federal Parliament between 13-16th August. In their meetings with Members of Parliament they will be advocating about three issues:
- support for the passage of the Modern Slavery Bill through Parliament while at the same time recommending inclusions, in particular, the appointment of an independent anti-slavery commissioner
- establishment of a national approach to awareness-raising education amongst educators and high school aged students about the incidence of forced marriage in Australia
- the inclusion of a 3-5 year funding schema in the Home Affairs departmental budget under the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery
Download a copy of the ACRATH advocacy sheet here.