February 9, 2011
The government will announce today $100,000 to boost the funding for victim support workers and $200,000 for research into non-sexual labour trafficking.
Ms Ellis said the support service, which helps people brought to Australia and deceived by their traffickers into working under exploitative and brutal conditions, had been under ''greater and greater pressure''.
In Australia, 66 people - most from the sex industry - are supported by the government, up from 35 at the start of 2009.Source: The Age
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