RLC in the media: Proposed laws unlikely to stamp out exploitation of underpaid workers, says legal experts

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Current student visas prevent international students from working more than 40-hours-per fortnight while studying. RLC argues that this makes student workers vulnerable to exploitation.

We have submitted a proposal to the Migrant Workers' Taskforce calling for an amendment to section 499 of the Migration Act, instructing decision makers not to cancel a visa in certain circumstances where a student has breached the 40-hour-per-fortnight condition. 

Article by Anna Patty.  Reproduced from Sydney Morning Herald. Published: 7 March 2017. 

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