Australia: Parliamentary inquiry told of farm worker exploitation and need for consistent cross-border labour hire regulation

Author: Sarina Locke, ABC Rural, Published on: 23 October 2017

"Debt bondage for workers in Australian horticulture akin to slavery, inquiry hears", 19 October 2017

Australia is being urged to take steps to stamp out farm labour conditions described as being akin to modern slavery, with the horticulture industry thought to be most ripe for exploitation.

An Australian Parliamentary Inquiry has been told that consistent cross-border regulation of labour hire contractors should be adopted across industries....

The inquiry is investigating the United Kingdom's lead in adopting a Modern Slavery Act and is nearing completion with the one and only regional hearing at Mildura, Victoria...

A report is slated for release [later this year]...

 

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