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Australia Seeks to Clamp Down on Forced Labor, Organ Trafficking


World  (tags: world, Australia, government, laws, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, freedoms, politics, news )

Cal
- 792 days ago - nst.com.my
n Australia, new legislation aims to combat organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation, a plan that was heralded by human rights groups as a blueprint for world efforts to stop such abuse.



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Jason S. (57)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 7:21 pm
thanks
 

ellen m. (233)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 7:44 pm
What in the heck were they waiting for in the first place?
It just seems so bizarre that they are just now getting round to this!
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 8:10 pm
Kudo's to Oz ... did you know there is organ and human trafficking, child sex slavery etc. going on every day in the U.S. , Canada, U.K. and elsewhere such as Asia .... What are these countries doing about it?
How long are we going to look the other way?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 8:46 pm
According to the article, "Where the World's Happiest People Are" by Paul Harper, which appeared in the New Zealand Herald on May 24, 2012, the answer was "Australia."

The article states that, "Australians are happier than Kiwis, and women are more happy than men, an OECD survey has shown.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's online Better Life Index has compared the well-being of people in 34 OECD countries, based on housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.

According to responses, women are happier and more educated than men, despite spending twice as much time as men doing housework - an average of two-and-a-half hours a day, the Daily Mail reported.

Men are more likely to be in the labour market, have better health and earn higher pay, but they're more exposed to greater danger than women and have a lower life expectancy."

Since the new legislation aimed at combating organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation was introduced today and didn't affect the survey that produced the information in the article by Paul Harper, it would appear that our Australian friends are a happy lot and are about to become even happier! Let's just hope that other countries follow their wonderful example.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:09 am
I am from OZ and proud of this
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 3:42 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 6:25 am
Thank you Cal, noted.
 

John S. (297)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:39 am
Thanks Cal, noted.
 

Kristen Giffin (17)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:39 am
Thank you for sharing!
 

Robyn M. (123)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 9:12 am
Noted
 

Valerie Hammett (21)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 10:26 am
yikes
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:06 pm
noted, thanks Cal.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 12:43 pm
Good!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 2:08 pm
This not the Australia I always envisioned...
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 3:11 pm
Good something is being done.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 5:16 pm
Makes me happy to be Australian
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 8:52 pm
good for them. How about publishing the names of johns that are caught with underage sex slaves?No deals with lawyers, caught, booked and published. F-k "embarassing the family" these jerks need to be outed. They don't give a hoot about their "family" otherwise they wouldn't be forking over money for the opportunity to fondle someone else's child.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday May 31, 2012, 10:33 pm
Thanks.
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Friday June 1, 2012, 4:49 am
So why in a so-called democratic secular country have they taken so long to come to the mind-blowing monumental decision that "organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor" could be criminal acts.
 
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