May 2015 | Crackdown continues on exploitation of migrant workers on Victorian farms

Date: 22 May 2017

Source: ABC

Federal and state departments have reacted quickly to a report on the exploitation of immigrant workers on Victorian farms, setting up a taskforce on visa fraud and stopping busses of migrant workers.

The Four Corners program presented more evidence that workers on 417 working holiday visas were being underpaid, housed in crowded accommodation and, in some cases, sexually harassed.

Visitors on 417 visas can gain a 12-month extension to their stay in Australia by working in regional areas for six weeks or more.

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