Worker scandal widens


The Courier-Mail
Lachlan Heywood, Jason Gregory and Michael Corkill
October 18, 2006

ROGUE Queensland bosses may be exploiting hundreds of foreign workers brought in to plug the state’s skills shortage.

Alleged maltreatment of 40 Philippines workers by a Brisbane welding company comes amid growing evidence the controversial 457 visa scheme is being abused.

The Immigration Department last night confirmed that 28 separate investigations were under way into alleged breaches by Queensland employers. read more..