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  1. Jobs and work
    Students, backpackers and people newly arrived to work in Australia are being reminded that there are new fair work laws now in place which should protect them from exploitation. Overseas workers, including students and backpackers working part time, can become victims of unscrupulous employers...
  2. Jobs and work
    A new strategy has been launched in Australia to raise awareness of workplace rights among international students and let them know they can seek free help if they are concerned about their work. Students from overseas make up a large proportion of temporary entrants to Australia, numbering...
  3. Jobs and work
    Two British backpackers who were underpaid for working on a crocodile farm in Australia have not been put off the country and are set to apply for another visa to spend a second year in the country. The British youngsters have been awarded more than $13,000 in back pay following an...
  4. Jobs and work
    Young people in Australia on student and working holiday visas who spoke limited English were exploited by a sushi outlet which underpaid them and used false records to cover up what it was doing. The Fair Work Ombudsman has highlighted the case to warn young people working in Australia while...
  5. Jobs and work
    It has recently been revealed that foreign workers have become increasingly subject to wage fraud in Australia where employers exploit their position to pay less than the going rate. Now with a general election set for next month the Coalition has promised to crack down further on such...
  6. International Travel
    The threat of strike action by immigration workers at international airports in Australia has been halted for at least two months by the Fair Work Ombudsman. It means that people arriving and leaving the major airports will not face delays during that time as a result of a long term spat...
  7. Visas and immigration
    A three year campaign to make sure that international students and working holidaymakers in Australia understand their employment rights is continuing, the Fair Work Ombudsman has confirmed. From tomatoes in northern Queensland to strawberries in Victoria and cucumbers in Western Australia...
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