A recent Four Corners report, Slaving Away, has uncovered the exploitation of migrant workers on farms and in factories in Australia. The workers, most of whom are on 417 working holiday visas, experience slave-like conditions. They labour for long hours, are underpaid and often live in sub standard conditions. The fruits of their labours are sold in our major supermarkets and fast food chains. As a result of the Four Corners report exposing this situation the Victorian Government has announced an inquiry into labour exploitation. The head of the Queensland horticulture group, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, has backed calls for an undercover taskforce to crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers. (Photo: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/05/04/4227055.htm)
Slaving Away may be viewed here.