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Modern slavery: orphanage tourism in developing nations

7 September 2017

Does your church, charity or organisation have any connection with orphanages, fund raising, mission trips or child sponsorship?

Please take the time to read these resources which will help organisations understand the serious implication relating to orphanages set to emerge from the Modern Slavery Act Inquiry.

A new piece of legislation is likely to be introduced by the Australian Government which will, in effect, ban the facilitation of ‘orphanage tourism’ and seek to address the links between Australian foreign aid funding and ‘orphanage trafficking’ overseas.

This briefing note has been written to give Australian churches an overview of the issue and an understanding of the likely ramifications of the legislation for churches which engage in short-term missions, funding overseas ‘orphanages.’

Church-Guide.pdf

Charities-Guide.pdf

Thank you to ACCI for developing these materials.

Photo: AFN leaders appear before the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade - Modern Salvery Act Inquiry.

AFN leaders: L - R Rob Floyd Uniting Church Australia; Jenny Stanger & Commisioner James Condon The Salvation Army; Peter Wertheim Executive Council of Jewry

AFN leaders: L - R Rob Floyd Uniting Church Australia; Jenny Stanger & Commisioner James Condon The Salvation Army; Peter Wertheim Executive Council of Jewry