July 2019 | Australia's international reputation 'at risk' over treatment of visa workers

Date: 28 July 2019

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Narendra Shetty was set to open his first restaurant in Mumbai when the opportunity to sharpen his culinary skills through an internship in Australia seemed too good to refuse.

"Australia is known for culinary things," he said. "I came here ... to improve ... to learn more about [cooking] seafood, steaks, pastries, basic cutting skills and appetisers".

Mr Shetty, who signed a contract with Australian Internships to work at the Escarpment Group of hotels in the Blue Mountains, including the Hydro Majestic and Lilianfels, now faces the potential risk of deportation after he allegedly complained about his fixed salary and being asked to pay above-market rent.