Nov 2017 | How labour hire villains make millions from Australia's 'modern slavery' market

Date: 1 Nov 2017

Source: ABC

Three Tongan workers have died and others are being forced to live and work gruelling hours in pitiful conditions on a Federal Government-backed program, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

The inquiry heard that some labour hire contractors were skimming close to $1 million every month off illegal Malaysian migrant workers.

And some contractors in the Sunraysia district of Victoria others in Bowen, Queensland are placing up to 15 workers in squalid homes and charging them up to $100 a week each, the hearing which is sitting in Mildura, Victoria, was told.