Oct 2018 | New database documents rights abuses of 457 visa holders

Date: 9 Oct 2018

Source: Mirage News

New analysis of a decade’s worth of data by a University of Sydney immigration expert has revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants.

Dr Anna Boucher, immigration researcher in the Department of Government and International Relations and author of the new book Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change, has developed a Migrant Worker Rights Database that codes all available legal decisions on migrant worker rights violations.

“Temporary migrant workers represent up to 11% of the Australian labour market but, so far, little has been done to document the nature of reported abuse in their everyday lived experiences,” Dr Boucher said.