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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
Empowering Justice Seekers and Advocates
We’re building a grassroots movement of ordinary Australians, who are equipped as leaders to mobilise their own communities.
Together, we’re building a global movement to end slavery.
IJM Australia's submissions
Submission on the Modern Slavery Act Review – November 2022
Submission on the Draft Industry Codes of Practice for the Online Industry – October 2022
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Submission on the Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities – 17 May 2019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.
5 Traffickers Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Online Child Exploitation
17 March 2023 SURIGAO DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES – Five women who sexually abused and exploited children to make money online have been sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison. They pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking nearly three years after their arrest in local operations that stemmed from a referral by Australian authorities. 2020
March 24Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC)
Indonesian Court Sentences Three Perpetrators Guilty of Human Trafficking for Forced Labour in Cyberscamming
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Nine Indonesian survivors received justice after their three traffickers were convicted of human trafficking for forced labour in cyberscamming by a District Court in Batam, Indonesia. Cyberscamming slavery has become a severe problem in Asia and across the world. Thousands of people have been lured by social media ads promising well-paying