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Queensland labour-hire operator slammed for “appalling and egregious treatment” of visa-holders   28 Mar 2017
A Queensland labour-hire company and its director have been penalised $227,300 for deliberately exploiting vulnerable foreign workers after luring them to Australia with a string of false promises.
Victorian business faces legal action over failure to pay compensation   28 Mar 2017
A former trolley collecting services operator in regional Victoria is facing court for allegedly ignoring Fair Work Commission orders to compensate two employees who had been unfairly dismissed.
$72 000 in penalties after international student exploited, dismissed by text message   27 Mar 2017
The operator of a Queensland resort restaurant has been penalised for his “deliberate and calculated” conduct in exploiting a young international student and dismissing her by text message because she refused to accept below-Award wages.

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