Collective Shout welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24 Public Consultation Paper. We are pleased to see the Plan’s commitment to “maintain and promote compliance with international standards on modern slavery”. Outcomes which included strengthened Australian government support for the provisions of the Palermo Protocol and the CEDAW Convention would be welcomed.
Collective Shout urges the Australian Government to add to the Action Plan additional strategies to strengthen measures to address modern slavery:
• increase surveillance of the sex industry to combat sex trafficking, including jurisdictions; where prostitution has been decriminalised;
• work with ISPs to monitor and block online platforms facilitating online child sexual abuse;
• adopt international best practice Nordic Model policies for prostitution regulation; and
• monitor activities known to involve human trafficking.
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