Date: 3 Oct 2018
Online job posts are encouraging tourists to work illegally in Australia as food delivery couriers, in some cases promising to help them apply for student visas so they can stay working in the country for longer.
The postings by individuals, written in Chinese and circulated on social media platforms, say those on tourist visas can work delivering food for as little as $700 for a 60-hour week. This equates to less than $12 an hour, well below Australia’s minimum wage of $18 an hour.
“Malaysians can enter Australia with a three-month tourist visa,” reads a translation of an ad purporting to promote jobs with “Sydney’s No 1 Chinese Delivery Platform” HarkHark.