There is little information available on the nature and scope of child trafficking, slavery and other slavery-like practices in Australia. Consequently, limited focus has been placed on the need to adopt child-specific prevention measures or support frameworks for children at risk of modern slavery. The development and adoption of a child rights framework would ensure that Australia’s response to combating modern slavery is both comprehensive and survivor-centred.
Join us on 22 March 2022 for a free online webinar that considers Australia’s response to children at risk of, or experiencing modern slavery, including the positive steps taken, the challenges ahead and the response required to ensure the rights of children are both recognised and protected.
Hear from global and national leaders in the fields of modern slavery law, child protection and children's rights, including an introduction by Professor Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia and former Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner for NSW, followed by keynote addresses by:
• Professor Parosha Chandran, International Human Rights Barrister and Professor in Modern Slavery Law at Kings College London
• Natalie Siegel-Brown, Managing Director of Child Wise
• Frances Finney PSM, Assistant Secretary of the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch at Australian Border Force
• Sandeep Dhillon, Human Rights Legal Practice Manager at Anti-Slavery Australia