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$3 an hour: how the Australian government exploits foreign workers

In an article published in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe argues that a visa that allows international companies to employ foreign crews for $3 an hour will decimate the Australian shipping industry.

“With our car plants closing down and manufacturing jobs going offshore, we are increasingly accustomed to jobs being lost overseas. What is new and will come as a shock to most of us is that for the first time, the federal government is allowing foreign workers on Australian shores to be paid $3 an hour despite our federal minimum wage of $17.29.”

Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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