Sandy Grant on Sex Trafficking and Gambling

Gambling and sex trafficking. Two major issues that continue to harm people in Australia and around the world. 

Senior minister at St Michaels Cathedral in Wollongong, Sandy Grant has been outspoken on these issues for some time.

Sunday, October 18, is Freedom Sunday. This international day of awareness has a massive aim: to stop the trafficking of humans. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million people are trafficked every year around the world. That’s a mind-boggling figure.

Centuries ago, Christian leaders such as William Wilberforce fought to stop slave trading.

But the selling of people continues, notably for prostitution and other forms of sexual abuse.

Sandy explains Freedom Sunday, as well as the scourge of gambling in our community and why the NSW Government has been dealing poorly with it.

Gambling in Australia - Sandy Grant

Sandy Grant and Dominic Steele speaking on 2CH Sunday Nights 6.7.2014

The Anglican Church’s 2014 General Synod has chided the Federal Parliament for failing to respond effectively to a four year old report on gambling in Australia.

In 2010, the Productivity Commission found poker machines are the second highest cause of crime in the community after illegal drugs, they are responsible for the vast proportion of problem gambling and a significant factor in suicide attempts.

Wollongong Anglican Cathedral Senior Minister Canon Sandy Grant moved a motion noting Federal Parliament’s ‘inactivity’ in responding to the Productivity Commission's recommendations and ‘grieves’ for Australians ‘damaged by pervasive problem gambling’.