A Brisbane man and woman have been charged with human trafficking after allegedly keeping a woman as a slave for eight years.
Australian Federal Police arrested Isikeli Feleatoua Pulini and Malavine Pulini on July 19 following a tip-off by the Salvation Army in August 2016.
It is alleged they forced a 42-year-old woman into domestic servitude after bringing her from Fiji.
The pair, who live in the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, were charged with multiple offences that include human trafficking and keeping a person in servitude.
The 56-year-old man and 46-year-old woman's matters were mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.
A man and a woman from Brisbane have been charged with human trafficking, after allegedly keeping a woman as a slave for eight years. Source: Stock Image
The two accused are on bail and their matter will return to court on September 22.
AFP Commander Lesa Gale said the case highlighted the reality that human trafficking can and does still occur even in countries like Australia.
"There are people in our community who are being exploited today and the Australian community needs to be aware human trafficking can happen anywhere," she said in a statement.
"We want victims to know that there is a way out of these terrible situations for them, and that we can help."