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New strategy to raise international students’ awareness of workplace rights
25 Sep 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman is reaching out to international students to encourage them to seek free help from the agency if they experience any issues while working in Australia.
New Fair Work laws commence today
15 Sep 2017
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has welcomed new laws protecting vulnerable workers coming into effect today.
Backpackers snap-up back-pay from far north Queensland croc farm
13 Sep 2017
Two overseas backpackers who were paid low, flat rates while working at a crocodile farm in far north Queensland have been back-paid more than $13,000, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Email: mark.lee@fwo.gov.au

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