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Human smuggling and trafficking: an overview of the response at the federal level

Research and public policy series no. 24

Fiona David
ISBN 0 642 24151 1 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2000


Human smuggling and trafficking reports have been significant media items in Australia for some time. Given the prominence of migration issues on the public agenda, this report seeks to contribute to discussions by separating the myths from the facts, and summarises: what is known about human smuggling and trafficking to Australia; what is not known; and how the Australian Government has responded.