In the past few years, more and more exploited workers have been sharing their stories and pursuing legal action. Many of these are international students being paid as little as 5 or 6 dollars an hour. Despite lawsuits against companies like 7/11 allowing many voices to be heard, these international workers are still being underpaid on a massive scale in Australian urban centres.
One of the most significant reasons for this is a fear of deportation due to violation of visa restrictions. There are positives, however. Policy experts say that the new Victorian wage theft legislation attack the root of the issue.Download Audio