Looking deeper into human trafficking

In her continuing efforts to shine a spotlight on human trafficking and slavery in Australia, Flinders University’s Associate Professor Marinella Marmo is working with Australian Federal Police to present a public information session on the subject at Flinders Victoria Square on Monday May 10.

To help raise awareness that human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices are currently happening in Australia, the free face-to-face session is called “Look a little deeper: Human Trafficking and Slavery awareness”, hosted by Flinders University and supported by ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans).

The session is being presented by Senior Sergeant Marilynn Ross APM (Victoria Police, seconded to the AFP) and Federal Agent Lucas Phillips (AFP), and is open to all interested Flinders University staff and students along with members of the public and relevant stakeholders, on Level 1 of Flinders Victoria Square on Monday 10 May, from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Australian Federal Police is the lead agency for investigating this crime type but it is State and Territory Police and first responders who are most likely to come across indicators of these offences in their day to day duties.

The session will include discussion about: human trafficking and slavery, the difference between human trafficking and people smuggling, statistics in Australia, indicators, environments where indicators may be seen, how the crime type presents globally and in Australia, victimology and victim support, and case studies in Australia.

People who want to attend this free event need to register via Eventbrite.

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