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Adelaide Law School researchers host an international workshop in Spain

This week Professor Rosemary Owens and Dr Joanna Howe will lead an international workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. The theme of the workshop is ‘Temporary Labour Migration in a Globalised World – The Regulatory Challenges’. Both Owens and Howe were the recipients of a prestigious grant from […]

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Watch Dr Joanna Howe on Four Corners

On Monday 4 May, the Adelaide Law School’s Dr Joanna Howe appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners program ‘Slaving Away’ which exposed the exploitation of migrant workers in the Australian fresh food industry. Dr Howe’s expert opinion was sought for the program following her ongoing interest and extensive research on the topic. Since the program […]

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Australia has outsourced migration policy to the private sector

Issues surrounding Australia’s use of temporary labour migration as a means of filing shortages in the labour market have suddenly hit the media with revelations by the Fairfax media of widespread fraud in the 457 visa scheme  and news today that the government has concluded a Regional Migration Agreement to facilitate the use of semi-skilled […]

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