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Shane Wood, Claire Griffin csb
and Dr Sharman Stone
I have just returned from a week in the halls and offices of Parliament House in Canberra. I was with 10 other members of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH). As a group we visited around 60 Members, Senators or advisors. This year (our 10th visit) we were advocating for changes that would allow easier access to assistance for people facing a Forced Marriage - yes in Australia this is happening! We were also looking at how we might tighten the regulations around labour hire companies, who are central to much of the exploitation that is happening for migrant and visiting workers in the agricultural, services, and construction industries. This problem has been highlighted recently in relation to Australia Post and 7-Eleven, but is much more widespread than many people believe.
I personally had 13 interviews across the four days, and was warmly welcomed by all we spoke with. Despite the complexity of the issues being discussed, we hope that this week gives momentum to the work already being done on these issues to help the most vulnerable in our society.