Survey reveals systemic exploitation of visitors to Australia, including criminal behaviour by employers

A third of backpackers and a quarter of international students in Australia are being routinely ripped off by employers who are paying them $12 an hour or less, about half the minimum wage.

A comprehensive survey of 4,322 people on temporary migrant visas, by three universities in Sydney, has painted a grim picture of systemic exploitation of visitors to Australia, with some cases detailing criminal behaviour by employers such as confiscating passports or demanding part of wages back in return for keeping a job.

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