Visa exploitation has occurred when a person has come to Australia, and their visa conditions and minimum working conditions are not being met. This may amount to human trafficking if they are coerced into working in exploitative conditions and/or their identity papers are withheld or freedom restricted
- Has the person been given false information about their migration to Australia?
- Has the person asked for, received, offered or provided a benefit in return for visa sponsorship?
- Are the person’s visa conditions not being met?
- Will the person be punished if they leave or stop work?
The ACTU has a confidential hotline to assist people on short-term working visas who are being exploited by an employer. The number is 1300 362 223.
To read more about visa exploitation, click here.
If you or a person you know is in immediate danger, call 000.