Modern slavery is when coercion, threats or deception are used to exploit individuals and deprive them of their freedom. These are serious crimes in Australia and include trafficking people, forced marriage, forced labour, and child labour. Over 1,900 people in Australia are victims of modern slavery. You can raise awareness in your community and help abolish modern slavery in Australia.
Steps to take action
- Access Red Cross resources about modern slavery including posters and videos which are available in multiple languages. You can access these resources on our website and search for ‘modern slavery’.
- Take a free short self-paced online course to learn more about modern slavery by UTS and Anti-Slavery Australia. You can find the course on the UTS website by searching ‘modern slavery’.
- Raise awareness in your community and workplace. Use our free resources from step one, or contact your local Red Cross office to request one of our staff to come to your meeting.
- Report it. You can contact us on 03 9345 1800 for information or confidential advice.