We speak up for the silenced
Our vision is for Australia’s government and people to be leaders in ending modern slavery around the world.
Speaking truth to power
We build relationships with government, contributing our expertise to issues of modern slavery and especially cybersex trafficking. IJM Australia has made numerous submissions to Federal and State governments, and been invited to speak at hearings into the Modern Slavery Act.
We rally Australians in the fight to end slavery by creating advocacy campaigns and collaborating with other organisations:
– Thank You campaign
– Micah Australia
Together, we’re building a global movement to end slavery.
IJM Australia's submissions
Summary and commentary on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020 – 26 June 2020 (updated January 2021)
Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Consultation Paper on the International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery – June 2020
Submission on the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-2024 – 31 January 2020
Submission on the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) – 20 September 2019
Second submission on the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – 19 August 2019
Submission on the Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities – 17 May 2019
Submission on the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 – 4 March 2019
Submission on the Consultation Paper on the National Public Register of Child Sex Offenders – 11 January 2019
Comment on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC) – 13 August 2018
Submission to the Inquiry into the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s Aid program in the Indo Pacific – 15 June 2018
Submission on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) – 20 July 2018
Submission on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement – 24 Oct 2017
Comment on Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) –13 September 2017
Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into establishing at Modern Slavery Act in Australia – 5 May 2017
Submission to the Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Human Trafficking – 24 Feb 2017
Submission to the Select Committee on Human Trafficking in NSW – 18 Feb 2017
Recent advocacy stories
Read more about our latest rescue operations.
First Operation of 2021 Frees 41, Including 13 Children
In IJM’s first global rescue operation of the year, our team in India supported local authorities to free 41 people from bondage at a railway construction site in Odisha state. This included 13 young children who lived at the site with their parents. The families had been brought from the nearby state of Telangana, where
January 17Forced labour slavery
Twenty-Nine Freed from Years of Bondage at Construction Sites
DELHI, INDIA – On 15 December 2020, IJM assisted our partner NGO and local authorities to rescue 29 people from bonded labour at a construction site where they had been trapped for years. These families—including eight children—were originally from a tribal community in Telangana state, but had been lured to Karnataka by a trafficker working