Slavery Links Australia Inc. is a community association, incorporated in Victoria in 2009. We are registered as a charity (a Public Benevolent Institution), with Deductible Gift Recipient status. We have a Board of Directors (strictly a Committee of Management); and a track record of education, research, policy development and publication. Our major publications are‘Australians and modern slavery‘ and ‘The business of slavery’. Slavery Links’ engages with the community through public speaking; the development of seminars, workshops and education materials; and evidence-giving to Parliament. We have also provided three public exhibitions, in 2009, 2013 and 2015.
How do we operate?
Our work is confined to slavery as defined in international and Australian laws. We work based on expertise (not mass membership) to promote recognition of slavery and action by decision makers. We are have been funded by members, not by Government. We accept donations.
In 2015-16, we acknowledged a grant from the Vera Moore Trust, for work relating to Victoria.
What difference do we make?
Slavery Links seeks ways to minimise the harms of slavery and ways to control them. We intend to produce better business decisions, more informed consumers, more engaged members of Non-Government Organisations. We aim to increase community awareness, increase community action and assist organisations to recognise their anti-slavery roles more fully.
Directors pro bono
Mark Strachan (Chair)
Dr Mark Burton
Robert Evans (immediate past Chair)
Slavery Links members and associates contribute their time and expertise on a pro bono basis.