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Organised crime and people smuggling / trafficking to Australia

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Within Australian law enforcement agencies, the crime of people smuggling receives more attention than that of people trafficking, which may be for purposes of sexual servitude. Increasingly, organised crime groups are being implicated in the smuggling and trafficking of persons around the globe. This paper discusses recent changes in Australian law relating to these offences, reviews the evidence on those responsible, and evaluates the involvement of organised crime in these activities.

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Tailby R 2001. Organised crime and people smuggling / trafficking to Australia. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 208. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi208