The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for migrant workers to have mandatory access to union representatives to ensure they are informed of their rights and can seek help if they are being exploited.

TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 May 2015

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The federal workplace watchdog has been criticised for not prosecuting a Taiwanese company that brought Chinese workers into Australia, paid them no wages for months and left them to live on a $15-a-day "food allowance".

AFR, by Ewin Hannan, 22 April 2015

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The Federal Government has denied union claims that skilled migrants are pushing Australians out of jobs, with figures showing a big fall in the number of 457 visa holders currently working in WA.

The West Australian, by Grant Taylor, 22 April 2015

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A group of Chinese workers brought into Australia to work as electricians and welders were paid no wages for months and forced to survive on a $15-a-day "food allowance" while housed in overcrowded accommodation in regional NSW.

AFR, by Ewin Hannan, 19 April 2015

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The owner of an Indian restaurant in suburban Sydney has been ordered to pay almost $200,000 to an illiterate cook who was trafficked to Australia and forced to slave 12 hours a day, seven days a week, until he finally alerted police.

The Australian, by Nicola Berkovic, 28 March 2015

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A Senate inquiry will investigate the use of temporary working visas and the reported abuse and exploitation of foreign workers, just days after the conclusion of a similar inquiry commissioned by the federal government.

SMH, by Anna Patty, 24 March 2015

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A group of foreign workers were forced to sleep on a Melbourne office floor for almost a month after their employer put a freeze on wages, renewing concerns of widespread rorting of the 457 visa scheme.

Nick Toscano & Beau Donelly, The Age

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Thousands of workers are being underpaid wages or denied entitlements by their Australian employers, new figures obtained by the ABC show.

ABC News, by Helen Vines, 23 February 2015

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Authorities have swooped on a man who ­allegedly targeted international students with false promises of a subclass-457 work visa in ­exchange for up to $45,000.

The Australian, by Jared Owens, 20 February 2015

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In an Australian first, two Adelaide businesses will face court for refusing to pay on-the-spot fines for allegedly failing to issue regular payslips to workers recruited from China and India.

Hospitality Magazine, by Danielle Bowling, 18 February 2015

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