AUSTRALIANS AND MODERN SLAVERY (Feb Lunch)

The first lunch for 2019 will be held on the usual third Wednesday in February, at Graduate House, University of Melbourne. The cost remains the same, for one more year, so join other supporters on 20 February for the usual lively discussion and camaraderie.

This talk will focus on Australia – how Australians can be part of the slavery problem as well as contributing to possible solutions. In a global economy, Australians are exposed to slave-making in the Asia Pacific and there have been cases of slavery originating in Australia. Since the first Australian legislation in 1995, slavery has come to the attention of governments, businesses, non-government and not-for-profit organisations. The talk will explain how three Acts of Parliament now mediate forced labour/servitude slavery in Victoria.

Roscoe Howell is the Founding Director of Slavery Links Australia Inc., and the author of ‘Australians and Modern Slavery’ (2011), which has a Foreword by The Hon Catherine Branson, QC (former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission).

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