Anti-Trafficking Laws

The Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) defines a number of serious offences related to human trafficking, such as sexual slavery, servitude, forced labour, deceptive recruiting, debt bondage, trafficking of adults and trafficking of children (ss 270.1A – 271.7). These Commonwealth offences can collectively be referred to as ‘human trafficking related offences’. Human trafficking related offences occur in many industries, of which the sex industry is but one. Sex Work Law Reform Victoria strongly upholds that all forms of human trafficking related offending should remain criminal offences.

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