MWC in the News 2019 | Chef blackmailed into eight months of unpaid work with promise of Australian visa

Date: 21 June 2019

Source: SBS

When 37-year-old Karnvir Singh was offered a full-time job as a chef at a Gold Coast Indian restaurant he couldn’t believe his luck.

“It looks like an angel had come for me … I was thinking this is a miracle that happened in my life,” Mr Singh told SBS News.

“After some time, it was totally a different story.”

The father-of-one migrated from Punjab in India to Australia in 2007 to study hospitality management.

“Cooking is my passion. Sometimes I cook at home because I can’t stop myself,” he said.

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