Dec 2018 | Four detained in worker exploitation probe

Date: 13 Dec 2018 

Source: SBS

An operation targeting foreign worker exploitation and unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries has led to two Malaysian and two Chinese nationals being detained.

Australian Border Force officers executed warrants in the Perth suburb of Yokine and the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora on Wednesday morning as part of Operation Battenrun.

One detained Malaysian man in Perth, who has been living in Australia illegally since 2009, is suspected of high-level worker exploitation in agriculture and hospitality.

The other Malaysian man, who has been an unlawful non-citizen since 2012, was working illegally in construction.