This Inquiry comes at a significant time in Australian history. Australia is a society and not just an economy. There has been a strong value throughout our history as a nation upon “giving people a fair go.” Many young Australians are showing disillusionment with the present democratic process. They are looking to leaders in the Parliament to establish laws and the strengthening of a culture which upholds justice. Human trafficking and slavery in our world brings into sharp focus the question of what it means to value human life and human rights and freedom.
We are seeking a Robust Act which learns from other countries and demonstrates Australia’s leadership.