Eighth Bali Process Ministerial Conference in Adelaide

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator the Hon Penny Wong


Cabinet Secretary

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP

Minister for Home Affairs

Minister for Cyber Security

The Hon Clare O’Neil MP

Joint media release

Tomorrow we will welcome representatives from across the world to Adelaide for the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.

This is the first time the Bali Process Ministerial Conference has been held outside of Indonesia. Foreign Minister Penny Wong will Co-Chair the conference with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

The Bali Process is the pre-eminent regional forum on these issues and brings together governments, senior officials and business leaders to build new connections and strengthen existing partnerships.

International cooperation is critical for tackling people smuggling, human trafficking and modern slavery. Australia is committed to working with partners in our region to build awareness and help countries strengthen their responses.

For the Third Government and Business Forum of the Bali Process we will be joined by business co-chairs Dr Andrew Forrest of Australia and Pak Garibaldi Thohir of Indonesia.

Cooperation between government and the business community is vital to combating human trafficking and modern slavery.

Reflecting the Australian Government’s focus on ending all forms of modern slavery, at home and abroad, we are today announcing the role of Australia’s Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking will be expanded and assume the new title of Ambassador to Counter Modern Slavery, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking.

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