Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal. Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal.
Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal.
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

In outlawing orphanage trafficking, Australia exposes voluntourism’s great hypocrisy

  • Travellers hoping to visit or volunteer at orphanages are actually supporting child trafficking
  • Australia passes Modern Slavery Bill to outlaw orphanage tourism, places the practice in global spotlight

Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal. Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal.
Orphaned children in Nepal line up for a meal.
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.