The Hierarchy of Slavery Offences in Australian law
Australian law on slavery appears in Division 270 of the Criminal Code Act, 1995. Division 270 creates Slavery Offences, from debt bondage and deceptive recruiting at the least serious end, through forced labour to servitude and slavery at the most serious end. Slavery Links has illustrated how these offences form a ‘hierarchy’ in the chart at right. Division 270 also creates an offence of forced marriage.
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