Rosie Ayliffe, whose daughter Mia was stabbed to death in a Queensland hostel, cites evidence of widespread abuses under Australia’s farm work visa scheme

The former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged the agency to investigate legal action after a string of exploitation cases involving working holidaymakers were unearthed by British campaigner Rosie Ayliffe.

Alan Fels, now chair of the federal government’s Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, said Ayliffe had gathered valuable evidence of widespread abuses under Australia’s farm work visa scheme since her daughter Mia was stabbed to death in a Queensland hostel last year.

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