Wage Theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey
56 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Date Written: November 13, 2017
The National Temporary Migrant Work Survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia. The survey draws on responses from 4,322 temporary migrants across 107 nationalities of every region in the world, working in a range of jobs in all states and territories. Its unprecedented scope indicates the breadth, depth and complexity of non-compliance with Australian labour law.
Keywords: Migrant worker; wage theft; underpayment; exploitation; international students; Working Holiday Makers; backpackers; Australia
JEL Classification: K42, K37, K31
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