Media Release - Exploitation of Migrant Workers

5 May 2015

“The Four Corners investigation into unscrupulous labour hire contractors exploiting workers on farms and in factories is a timely reminder that more has to be done to protect overseas workers from exploitation,”  said Ms Angela Chan, National President of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).

People who hold temporary visas, such as Work and Holiday Makers are often particularly vulnerable.

“Unlike Subclass 457 visa holders, whose sponsoring employers are subject to strict obligations and monitoring to prevent exploitation, these people have no such protection” said Ms Chan.

Read the full media release here