News & Events

Covid Impact Survey: Voicing temporary migrants’ experiences in Australia during COVID-19
29 June 2020 Academics at UNSW and UTS are conducting a national survey about the wellbeing of temporary migrants in Australia during COVID-19. 
International Students and Wage Theft in Australia report highlights 'rampant' and sustained level of exploitation
29 June 2020 Despite commitments to improve conditions, international students are still subject to wage theft and poor employment conditions, a new report finds.
Fair Work Commission announces 1.75% increase to minimum wages
23 June 2020 The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 Annual Wage Review. 
NSW Government announces temporary crisis accommodation and other supports for international students facing hardship
22 June 2020 International students in NSW can now apply for temporary crisis accommodation funded by the NSW Government in partnership with quality student accommodation and homestay providers.
Food relief for international students and temporary visa holders
12 June 2020 OzHarvest is continuing to offer food relief to international students and temporary visa holders though weekly pop-up Hamper Hubs across Sydney. 
Free access to My Legal Mate for international students in NSW
5 June 2020 Thanks to support from the NSW Government, international students in NSW can now apply to access a free download of Redfern Legal Centre's multilanguage assistance app, My Legal Mate.   
NSW Government announces COVID-19 support package for migrants and temporary visa holders
3 June 2020 The NSW government has announced over $6 million dollars in funding for migrant workers and temporary visa holders in NSW impacted by COVID-19.
RLC and Slater and Gordon announce NSW Strip Search Class Actions Investigation
27 May 2020 Redfern Legal Centre and Slater and Gordon Lawyers are joining forces to investigate potential class actions for people who have been unlawfully strip-searched by NSW Police in the last six years.
RLC welcomes NSW Government support to international students during COVID-19
18 May 2020 The NSW Government has announced a $20 million dollar relief package to support international students in NSW during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 and employment law: factsheets for migrant workers
4 May 2020 The Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS), a free statewide legal service run by Redfern, Marrickville, Kingsford and Inner City Legal Centre, has published two new employment advice factsheets to support migrant workers during COVID-19.