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Human Trafficking: Australia's sinister practice

 

The sinister practice of transporting women over international borders for the purpose of imprisoning them as sex slaves is something that most people choose to believe does not happen in their own backyard. Unfortunately the reality is that trafficking in persons is a very real problem in Australia.

Generally, trafficking crimes occur when young women from impoverished countries are sought out by traffickers who offer them jobs in a foreign country. Some of the women are aware they will be working in the sex industry (although under much more civilised conditions); others are promised jobs unrelated to the sex industry, often in hospitality or teaching.