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Submission on the Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities – 17 May 2019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.
Four years’ jail for Victorian man who paid Filipina to livestream sexual abuse of children in her care
Wednesday 6 October 2021 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA—A 61-year-old Victorian man was sentenced today to four years and one month in prison for pay-per-view livestreaming of the sexual abuse of Filipino children and other offences relating to the online sexual exploitation of children. One of Phillip John Cooper’s victims, represented pro bono in Australia by law firm
October 6Cybersex trafficking
Uncle arrested and four children rescued from online sexual exploitation
MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES – Four children were rescued from online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in a police operation in Metro Manila on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Police also arrested one suspect. The Philippine National Police-Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC) worked together with local police and social services to conduct the operation around 2:30