The federal government has heeded the recommendations by a coalition of 40 organisations including UNSW academics to introduce visa protections for migrant workers.
Organisations and unions across Australia are calling for whistleblower protections for migrant workers who report exploitation.
Exploitation flourishes because regulators do not routinely detect or punish labour law noncompliance.
Thousands of international students and temporary migrants have experienced exclusion and racism, and been unable to pay for basic living needs during the pandemic.
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.
Overcrowding, unsafe accommodation and intimidation are just some of the poor conditions frequently faced by students in share housing.
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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.
Academics from UNSW and UTS will survey international students about what help they need to avoid exploitation by employers and accommodation providers.
Less than 10 per cent of international students and backpackers in Australia recover unpaid wages, even when they are aware they are being underpaid.