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MEDIA RELEASE: UNJUSTIFIABLE VISA DELAYS KEEP LIVES IN LIMBO

September 30, 2022

30 September 2022  A new report by the Migrant Workers Centre, Waiting to Be Seen: Problems of Australia’s Visa Processing Delays shows Australia’s migration system has denied tens of thousands of people the stability and certainty to build their lives.  Unacceptably high numbers of onshore...

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Felisia's Story

September 14, 2022

Being on a temporary visa made standing up against workplace exploitation and harassment difficult for Felisia. But joining her union empowered Felisia despite her uphill battles with an unjust visa system. 

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Spring Newsletter

September 14, 2022

Welcome to the spring edition of the Migrant Workers Centre newsletter. This edition includes updates about:  Migrant Workers Survey 2022  Launching the Bicultural Work Rights Ambassadors Program  #PathwaytoPermanency at the Jobs Summit  Felisia’s Story  Join our new Solidarity Hour workshops  Rallying for permanent visas...

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Autumn Newsletter 2022

June 17, 2022

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Migrant Workers Centre newsletter. From this second quarter of the year, we have updates about:  A new Horticulture Minimum Wage  Fighting for Fair 887 Visa Processing  Worker Story: Seeking Compensation After a Workplace Injury  New Safety Resources ...

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Summer Newsletter 2022

March 24, 2022

Welcome to the first edition of the Migrant Workers Centre newsletter for 2022. This year, we’ll be bringing you quarterly wraps of our industrial wins, campaigns and programs, and worker stories. This first edition features: The Protecting Migrant Workers Bill: Fighting for migrant worker...

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Worker Story: Kamran’s long fight for justice after a workplace injury

March 24, 2022

Kamran came to the Migrant Workers Centre for assistance with an injury in early 2021. He was suffering from the ongoing debilitating effects of a physical injury he had sustained a few years prior working at a car wreckers company in June 2017.  Kamran had...

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February 09, 2022

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MEDIA RELEASE: LIVES IN LIMBO - AUSTRALIA’S BROKEN TEMPORARY MIGRATION SYSTEM

November 29, 2021

A Migrant Workers Centre survey of over 700 temporary visa holders shows the urgent need for more pathways to permanent residency. The findings, which also draw upon over 50 in depth interviews, are presented in the new report Lives in Limbo: The Experiences of...

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MEDIA RELEASE: BIG STEP FORWARD FOR FARM WORKERS AS GUARANTEED MINIMUM WAGES ARE INTRODUCED INTO HORTICULTURE AWARD

November 04, 2021

Yesterday the Fair Work Commission handed down a decision to guarantee all workers will take home at least the minimum wage for hours worked.<sup>1</sup> The Commission found that there was “widespread non-compliance” with the piece-rate provisions of the Horticulture Award, leading to “significant underpayment...

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