Examples of recent media coverage

Australia: rent models “prey” on international students, report’ The Pie News, 26 July 2019

When I questioned my housing contract, I was told to move out that day’ SBS News, 9 July 2019

Sydney landlords exploiting international students: report” The Australian, 9 July 2019

International students pushed into “dark corners” of Sydney’s rental market’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 2019

Full-time nanny, being paid like a babysitter. What it’s like being an au pair’ ABC News, 30 November 2018

Majority of au pairs in Australia exploited, study finds’ CCN, 29 November 2018

Au pairs exploited by families in Australia as they are “paid like babysitters but work like housekeepers” Sky News (UK), 29 November 2018

Au pairs in Australia “overworked and underpaid” by host families’ The Telegraph (UK), 29 November 2018

The reality for au pairs in Australia’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 November 2018

Traveller, nanny or housekeeper? Study reveals need to regulate au pair market to prevent exploitation’ SBS News, 29 November 2018

Au pairs working in Australia being exploited and abused, report finds’ The Guardian, 29 November 2018

Au pairs in Australia “exploited by families”’ BBC News, 28 November 2018

Backpacker work plan creates more problems than it solves’ The Age, 6 November 2018

Australia to relax working holiday visas for backpackers and Pacific Islanders’ The Guardian, 5 November 2018

New research reveals at least $1 billion owed in lost pay to workers in Australia’ News.com.au, 30 October 2018

Australia publishes reports: backpackers and international students may be owed $1 billion in arrears’ Chinese NZ Herald, 30 October 2018

Study examines wage issues’ Taipei Times, 30 October 2018

FECCA raises concerns about wage theft’ Neos Kosmos, 30 October 2018

Migrant workers robbed of $1bn in unpaid wages’ The Australian, 29 October 2018

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 October 2018

A third of Australia’s foreign workers paid less than half minimum wage’ The Guardian, 29 October 2018

Fair Work Ombudsman ill-equipped to handle migrant worker claims: researchers’ ABC AM, 29 October 2018

Backpackers, international students losing out on $1 billion in unpaid wages’ SBS News, 29 October 2018  

Academic study denounces abuse of foreigners in Australia’ RTP News, 29 October 2018

Many workers silent on wage theft: study’ Blue Mountains Gazette, 29 October 2018

Many workers silent on wage theft: study’ Armidale Express, 29 October 2018

Many workers silent on wage theft: study’ Corowa Free Press, 29 October 2018

Many workers silent on wage theft: study’ Yarrawonga Chronicle, 29 October 2018

A$1 billion “wage theft” as Australian migrant workers suffer in silence’ Stuff NZ, 29 October 2018

$1 billion “slavery” happening in Australia’ Central Telegraph, 29 October 2018

‘“The system is broken”: Migrant workers owed over $1 billion in unpaid wages’ Smart Company, 29 October 2018

Report denounces “impunity” in abuses of foreigners wages in Australia’ SIFY finance, 29 October 2018

Report denounces “impunity” in abuses of foreigners’ wages in Australia’ Business Standard, 29 October 2018

Report denounces “impunity” in abuses of foreigners’ wages in Australia’ Dajiworld, 29 October 2018

Denounce “impunity” in wage abuses for foreigners in Australia’ Eldiario.es, 29 October 2018

Australia exploits immigrants’ El Siglo De Durango, 29 October 2018

Temporary immigrants were deducted from wages totaling more than 1 billion and only 3% complained’ Epoch Times, 29 October 2018

Wage-theft ripping off a third of foreign workers, backpackers in Australia, study finds’ South China Morning Post, 29 October 2018

Underpayment problem bigger than thought as few report wage theft’ The New Daily, 29 October 2018

Many workers silent on wage theft: study’ News.com.au, 29 October 2018

$1 billion in unpaid wages under “broken” Australian system: report’ Ten Daily, 29 October 2018

'Casual workers in Australia suffer €600m in wage theft, study finds’, The Irish Times, 28 October 2018

Vague, indiscriminate, frustrating: Families and au pairs risk breaking the law’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 2018

Au pairs in Australia an “extraordinary example of young people being exploited”’ The New Daily, 31 August 2018

Deliveroo under fire as unions ramp up fair work campaign’ SBS News, 18 July 2018

'Backpackers overworked, exploited and harassed while working on Aussie farms' News.com.au, 29 June 2018

'Multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions to be filed in Federal Court' The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 2018

Death in the sun: Australia’s 88-day law leaves backpackers exploited and exposed’ The Guardian, 21 May 2018

‘“There’s no excuse for wage theft”: on the frontline of worker exploitation’ The Guardian, 19 May 2018

'Wage theft and migrant workers' The Saturday Paper, Edition No 200, 14-20 April 2018

Peak body to examine why international students are exploited at work’ The Canberra Times, 13 April 2018

'International students at risk of exploitation at work' The Australian, 28 March 2018

SA Labor promises crackdown on wage theft’ SBS News, 18 February 2018

'Aussies are being ripped off more than ever before, study shows' News.com.au, 3 December 2017

'Wage theft: report exposes how Australians are being exploited in the workplace' International Business Times, 3 December 2017

'Bad news, hospitality workers: wage theft, exploitation rife in hospo industry' News.com.au, 30 November 2017

'Blackmail - the business plan for cheaper wages' ABC News, 24 November 2017

'A third of backpackers and international students in Australia are being paid half the minimum wage' LAD Bible, 24 November 2017

'Wage theft rampant among migrant workers in Australia' Pro Bono Australia, 23 November 2017

'Lawyer agitates for government action on exploitation of international students' Lawyers Weekly, 23 November 2017

'Woolworths agrees to labour hire firm blitz' The Australian, 23 November 2017

'Tasmanian Labor senator Lisa Singh to canvas migrant workers on wage theft after shock report' The Mercury, 23 November 2017

'Wage theft rampant in Australia's migrant workforce, study shows' Bloomberg, 22 November 2017

'Thousands of foreign workers face labour exploitation in Australia' Asian Correspondent, 22 November 2017

'British backpackers in Australia being paid half minimum wage in work that constitutes "criminal forced labour"' The Independent (UK), 22 November 2017

'Woolworths workers win big wage rises, farm supply chain gets overhauled' The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 2017

'One-third of backpackers paid half the legal minimum wage, study finds' News.com.au, 22 November 2017

'One-third of backpackers paid half the legal minimum wage, study finds' The Daily Telegraph, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft "endemic" among exploited backpackers in Australia' The Telegraph (UK), 22 November 2017

'Foreign students and temps face "endemic wage theft" in Australia' The Straits Times, 22 November 2017

'Foreign students, backpackers face "endemic wage theft in Australia" The New Paper, 22 November 2017

'Foreign students, backpackers face "endemic wage theft in Australia"' The Business Recorder, 22 November 2017

'Temporary workers face wage theft, poor working conditions in Australia: survey' Little India, 22 November 2017

'Backpackers exploited for labour in Australia, study finds' North-West Evening Mail, 22 November 2017

'Widespread wage-theft in Canberra' City News, 22 November 2017

'Fruit and vegetable growers again in the spotlight over wage theft' ABC RN Breakfast, 22 November 2017

'Exploited? The workers earning half the legal minimum wage' Rural Weekly, 22 November 2017

'Exploited? The workers earning half the legal minimum wage' Northern Star, 22 November 2017

'"Silent underclass" of international students, backpackers underpaid, study finds' ABC News, 21 November 2017

'Migrant workers in Australia chronically underpaid, finds study' ABC News The World Today, 21 November 2017

'"Welcome to Australia": Ripping off foreign workers' ABC, Triple J Hack, 21 November 2017

'A third of backpackers are paid half the Aussie minimum wage' Triple M, 21 November 2017

'Australia backpacker exploitation "endemic", study finds' BBC News, 21 November 2017

'Students from China paid half Australia's $22 minimum wage as study reveals "endemic theft"' South China Morning Post, 21 November 2017

'Study finds Taiwanese victims of wage theft in Australia' Focus Taiwan News Channel, 21 November 2017

'Australian employers ripping off backpackers and foreign students: study' The Guardian, 21 November 2017

'"Modern slavery": Temporary migrants suffer widespread wage theft, report finds' SBS, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study' SBS, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study' Central News, 21 November 2017

'Calls for amnesty for foreign workers to report wage theft' SBS, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic across Australia' The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic across Australia' The Canberra Times, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic across Australia' The Brisbane Times, 21 November

'Wage theft endemic across Australia' WA Today, 21 November 2017

'"Exploitation": Laurent was paid $60 for eight hours work' Illawarra Mercury, 21 November 2017

'"Exploitation": Laurent was paid $60 for eight hours work' The Border Mail, 21 November 2017

'International student sacked for asking for legal hours and rates of pay' The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 November 2017

'International student sacked for asking for legal hours and rates of pay' The Age, 21 November 2017

'International student sacked for asking for legal hours and rates of pay' The Canberra Times, 21 November 2017

'International student sacked for asking for legal hours and rates of pay' The Brisbane Times, 21 November 2017

'International student sacked for asking for legal hours and rates of pay' WA Today, 21 November 2017

'"Exploitation": Laurent was paid $60 for eight hours' Bendigo Advertiser, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study' The Australian, 21 November 2017

'Australia is ripping off foreign workers at a staggering rate' HuffPost Australia, 21 November 2017

'Backpackers, students ripped off in Australian jobs: survey' Reuters, 21 November 2017

'Backpackers and migrants are getting massively rorted by Australian workplaces' Junkee, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study' News.com.au, 21 November 2017

'One in three backpackers face "wage theft"' SkyNews, 21 November 2017

'Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic and severe according to research', Manning River Times, 21 November 2017

'Foreign students, backpackers face "endemic wage theft in Australia"' The Japan Times, 21 November 2017

'Landmark report reveals endemic wage theft of students, backpackers' ABC RN Breakfast, 21 November 2017

'Workers lured to Australia find low pay and tough conditions' Today Online, 21 November 2017

'Report reveals shocking exploitation of international students, backpackers', The New Daily, 21 November 2017

'Australian employers are ripping off international student workers, study finds' BuzzFeed News, 21 November 2017

'Temporary migrants systematically exploited by Australian employers: study' XinhuaNet, 21 November 2017

'Foreign students subjected to "systemic wage theft" in Australia' The Malaysian Insight, 21 November 2017

'1 in 3 international workers earn less than $12 per hour in Australia' Pedestrian, 21 November 2017

'Australia rips off backpackers: study' Deutsche Welle, 21 November 2017

'Backpackers and visiting workers are being ripped off by employers in Australia' Mashable Australia, 21 November 2017

'Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic and severe according to research' The Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study' Shepparton News, 21 November 2017

'Action needed to address rampant wage theft and protect vulnerable workers' My Sunshine Coast, 21 November 2017

'Over 40% of international students underpaid in Australia' The Pie News, 21 November 2017

'Backpackers, students ripped off in Australian jobs - survey' Euro News, 21 November 2017

'Wage theft, ripping off backpackers and temporary migrants' CEO Magazine, 21 November 2017

'Workers lured to Australia to find low pay and tough conditions' The New York Times, 20 November 2017

International students in Australia could be marooned by abolition of “457 visa”’ South China Morning Post 3 May 2017

‘Au Pairs in Australia’ The Project, Network Ten, 24 November 2016

What are the work rights of international students in Australia?’, ABC International, 19 October 2016

'Wage theft among foreign workers' Queensland Times, 14 October 2016

Au pairs a solution for busy working families but are they being exploited?’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September  2016

Unregulated au pair industry puts young girls at risk of exploitation’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September  2016

Workers Without Borders radio series, BBC and ABC, 15 May 2015

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EXAMPLES OF RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Bassina presented on the panel “Addressing Exploitation of International Students: The Role of Australian Education Providers” at the Australian International Education Conference (Sydney, Australia)

Bassina presented at the Symposium on Leadership in Education Recruitment (Brisbane, Australia)

Bassina and Laurie presented at the Convening on Transformative Technology for Migrant Workers (London, UK)

Laurie presented the paper "Exploitation of Unauthorised Migrant Workers in Australia: Access to Government Assistance and Employment Remedies" at the British Academy Re-imagining Employment Law in a Time of Migration Workshop (University of Leicester, UK)

Bassina presented at the Stakeholder Roundtable of the Australian Government Migrant Worker Taskforce (Commonwealth Department of Employment, Sydney)

Laurie presented at the Temporary Migration Policy Forum (Monash University, Melbourne)

Laurie presented at the Law Council of Australia Immigration Law Conference 2017 (Sydney, Australia)

Bassina presented at the Commonwealth Department of Education's Design Workshop on Interventions for International Student Exploitation - BETA Project (Canberra, Australia)

Laurie presented at a meeting of the Korean Working Holiday Youth Association (Sydney, Australia)

Bassina was a panelist in the session "Strategies, Approaches and Stakeholders" at the Regional Dialogue on Women Migrant Workers (International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific, Bangkok)

Bassina and Laurie presented at the Expert Roundtable convened for the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants to Australia (University of Sydney)

Laurie and Bassina presented the paper, "Remedying migrant worker exploitation in Australia – Lessons from the 7-Eleven Wage Panel" at the International and Comparative Perspectives on Australian Labour Migration’ Workshop(Melbourne Law School)

Laurie presented the paper, "The Ambiguities of Work and Care" at the Work and Labour-Based Migration in Australia: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives Workshop (Macquarie University, Sydney)

Laurie presented the paper, "When Work is Not Work" at the Academy of the Social Sciences Workshop onGender, Migration and the Provision of Care (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Bassina presented a session on “Strengthening Indonesian migrant workers’ access to justice” at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Entities Overseas – Annual National Coordination Meeting (Rakornas) (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Bassina gave two presentations - “Addressing Policy Gaps in International Labor Recruitment Regulation”, and “Beyond Pre-departure – Pursuing Access to Justice” - a the Solidarity Centre Conference on Worker Rights & Shared Prosperity (Bogor, Indonesia)

Bassina presented in a 'Q&A with leading experts on approaches to the regulation of recruitment and labour and criminal justice responses' at the International Labour Organization and UN Office on Drugs and Crime Workshop - Regulating Recruitment: Labour and Criminal Justice Responses in Preventing Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Exploitation (Bangkok, Thailand)

Bassina presented the paper 'Rights-Based Governance of Labour Migration: The View from Countries of Origin' at the UNESCO Symposium on Human Mobility, Diversity and Justice (Deakin University, Melbourne)

Laurie presented on 'Temporary Labour Migration in Australia' and Bassina presented on 'Accountability in Recruitment and Migrant Workers’ Access to Remedies: Looking through the Lens of Recruitment Contracts' at the Ingram Workshop on Migrant Recruitment in the Asia Pacific Region (UNSW Law, Sydney)

Bassina gave the opening address at the Ingram Symposium on Governance of Labour Migration in the Asia Pacific Region (UNSW Law, Sydney)

 Bassina was a panelist at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Roundtable Discussion - Labour Migration, Development and the Private Sector (Canberra, Australia) 

Bassina presented 'Migrant Workers' Access to Justice in Indonesia: Proposals for Reform', a half-day seminar for NGOs and IGOs working on women’s rights issues in Indonesia, convened by the MAMPU (Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction) program of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Jakarta, Indonesia).

Bassina presented ‘Migrant workers’ access to justice in South and South East Asia’ at the Workshop on Forced Migration and Human Rights Protection in the Asia Pacific Region: Mobilising Opportunities (Monash Law School, Melbourne)

Laurie presented at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' Expert Consultation on Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders and the Expert Consultation on Human Rights at International Borders: Exploring Gaps in Policy and Practice (Geneva, Switzerland)