Allan Fels demands migrant worker protections as exploitation grows

Professor Allan Fels has urged the federal government to implement the recommendations of the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, which he chaired. The Taskforce was set up in the wake of the 7-Eleven scandal.

The government accepted all 22 recommendations made by the taskforce in 2019, but it has yet to take any legislation action.

Professor Fels says the exploitation of migrant workers has worsened since the taskforce released its final report. The taskforce’s recommendations included criminal penalties for employers who engage in the deliberate and systemic underpayment of migrant workers.

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