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Title Insight: Fair Work, Fair Pay
Published Australia : SBS, 2016
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Summary Who's getting ripped off at work?Around one million people in Australia are recently-arrived visa holders with work rights.There's a high demand for cheap and unregulated workers in Australia and a ready supply of foreign workers looking to earn an Australian wage.Last year, labour exploitation accounted for about a third of all human trafficking investigations conducted by the AFP. And complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman from migrant workers have soared in recent years.Labour hire companies, which provide workers to some of Australia's biggest companies, are among the biggest culprits when it comes to rorting foreign workers. In the last year, there have been three* separate government inquiries into the industry.When does exploitation become a criminal matter? Forced labour offences were only introduced in Australia in 2013, however have not yet been tested in the courts.Many workers aren't fully aware of their employment rights and for most, speaking up about exploitation while on a temporary visa isn't seen as an option.But what happens when you do?This week Insight gathers a range of foreign workers, some now Australian citizens, who have experienced exploitation in many different industries. Is anyone being held accountable? And are we all benefiting from these practices?
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-07-26 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Employees -- Salaries, etc.
Employees -- Social conditions.
Employees -- Training of.
Exploitation.
Labor laws and legislation.
Visas.
Australia.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Alawala, Pranay, contributor
Amonsot, Czar, contributor
Brockie, Jenny, host
Burn, Jennifer, contributor
Cheong-Tham, Joo, contributor
Courtney, Grant, contributor
Groll, Selina, contributor
Liu, Sunny, contributor
McKinnon, Sarah, contributor
Moore, Heather, contributor
Sivaraman, Giri, contributor
Ullah, Sana, contributor
Vidal, Laura, contributor