This discussion paper seeks New Zealanders' views on whether the country should ratify the International Labour Organization 2014 Forced Labour Protocol , a binding treaty-level instrument addressing issues of modern slavery and forced labour.
The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO, with Dr David Cousins AM as Deputy Chair, was established as part of the federal government’s response to the revelation of significant wage underpayments in certain industry sectors. This report provides a summary of the...
This report examines five areas in which digital platforms are being developed to protect and empower migrant workers, and considers practical, legal, ethical, and technological implications, and the risks associated with them.
Slavery is one of the most appalling crimes in human history. Regrettably, the term ‘modern slavery’ reminds us that slavery and slavery-like practices are still prevalent around the world today, including here in Australia.
Modern slavery is often ‘hidden in plain sight’. These heinous...
Temporary migrants play an important role in Australia’s workforce and student population. Little is known, however, about the migration mechanisms temporary migrants use and the associated risks these may involve.
This paper examines the role of migration brokers in alleged and finalised cases of...