Migrant Smuggling Working GroupResources

The Migrant Smuggling and Working Group has prepared additional information in the following areas. 

Statistics: The available statistics relating to migrant smuggling in Australia.

Criminal Law: Australian criminal law offences and defences relating to migrant smuggling.

Prosecutions: Trends and effects of migrant smuggling prosecutions in Australia.

International law: Discussion of the UN Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.

Policies: Discussion of the Australian policies designed to reduce migrant smuggling.

Regional cooperation: Discussion of regional cooperation with Indonesia, in particular the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.

Financing: Discussion of the Australian laws aimed at reducing the financing of migrant smuggling.

Assistance and protection: Discussion of the Australian and international laws allowing for assistance to be given to smuggled migrants.

Smuggling by air: Discussion of the relatively newer phenomenon of migrant smuggling by air.

Awareness raising: Discussion of awareness campaigns run in Australia and analysis of their effectiveness.