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Research and advocacy

Research

Our research is grounded on a unique combination of practical, firsthand experience with survivors, coupled with academic rigour as part of the UTS Faculty of Law.

Our research areas include modern slavery, human trafficking, forced marriage, dowry abuse, online sexual exploitation of children, asylum seeker exploitation, survivors’ perspectives and modern slavery reporting requirements.

As the only specialist organisation which works directly with victims of modern slavery as well as a range of community, government and industry partners, we are uniquely placed to provide advice and support on issues of victim identification, remediation and reparations.

To find out more about the ways we can support your organisation through research and collaboration, please contact us.

Advocacy

We regularly write submissions to government inquiries advocating for law and policy reform to improve support for survivors of modern slavery, and are widely referenced in parliamentary reports.

From 2017 to 2019, we made 30 submissions based on research and consultation, to Commonwealth, State and foreign governments.

Over 90% of our recommendations were substantially or partially adopted by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.