LEAG Submission to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry on Policing Priorities

October, 2022

LEAG's submission to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry on Policing Priorities focuses on its concerns around the current prioritisation of immigration enforcement over victims’ wellbeing. It describes how fear of immigration consequences currently acts as a major barrier to reporting and seeking help when migrant workers face labour abuses and exploitation. It also outlines how adopting secure reporting practices can help to protect victims, improve public trust (particularly among women and people from minority communities) and allow police to prioritise action against perpetrators and protection of victims.