It occurs as forced labour, sexual exploitation and forced marriage.
- Alexandra Baxter
- The Conversation
These situations rarely involve the actual chains and bars we commonly associate with historical slavery.
They are nonetheless conditions of enslavement: a person is forced to work under threat; is controlled by another; is dehumanised or treated as a commodity; and is not free to leave.
Relatively speaking, modern slavery is rare in Australia. Perhaps a few thousand people fit the strict definition, compared…