Bassina Farbenblum

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Thousands of international students and temporary migrants have experienced exclusion and racism, and been unable to pay for basic living needs during the pandemic.

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New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.

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Overcrowding, unsafe accommodation and intimidation are just some of the poor conditions frequently faced by students in share housing.

Emerging Thought Leader finalists 2019

Next generation of UNSW leaders named as finalists for inaugural prize.

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A new report has found international students face multiple barriers to finding secure and affordable housing in Sydney, leaving students vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous landlords. 

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Academics from UNSW and UTS will survey international students about what help they need to avoid exploitation by employers and accommodation providers.

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Less than 10 per cent of international students and backpackers in Australia recover unpaid wages, even when they are aware they are being underpaid.

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A joint UNSW Sydney-UTS study into the exploitation of international students has received almost $80,000 in NSW government funding. 

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A national survey of temporary workers in Australia has uncovered widespread exploitation of backpackers and international students working in a range of industries.

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Just how widespread is the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia? A UNSW Law academic is part of a new research project designed to find out.

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