It is estimated between 500 and 1000 girls are “imported” into Australia each year by individuals and trafficking syndicates. The girls land up in brothels – usually illegal – and find themselves in sexual servitude and debt bondage. Many of the girls are aware that they are coming over as prostitutes, but are generally not informed about the contractual conditions – and essentially become “modern slaves” within a cruel system.
Often when they have paid their debt back – an amount which can be nominated as high as $50,000 or the equivalent of 700 “jobs” they are deemed “past their used by date”, and many were dobbed into immig4ration and deported back to their home country.
They become victims a second time when they land up in the immigration system – landing up in detention centres and promptly deported at the tax payers expense – and not at the expense of the brothel owner. There is also the indignity that they are theoretically “billed” or in debt once again for the days they are in detention.