Legislation in Australia

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Most Trafficking and Modern Slavery offenses in Australia fall under Federal Legislation and are reported to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). NSW does have a Modern Slavery Act, and legislation concerning sexual servitude offenses that are reportable to State police.

Relevant legislation

The Commonwealth Criminal Code ACT 1995 (Div. 270, 271) is probably the most important one to understand as a survivor. This Legislation relates to the victimisation of a person.

A law book representing the The Commonwealth Criminal Code ACT 1995 with keywords around it: Slavery, Servitude, Forced Marriage, Forced Labour, Deceptive Recruiting, Trafficking in Persons, Debt Bondage, Organ Trafficking.

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