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Australia Supports Expat Workers

Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com
15 September, 2015

Australia's Government has announced measures to help protect vulnerable workers by providing additional information and resources to visa holders so they understand their workplace rights.

The Government is rolling out improvements to visa grant notices across a range of temporary visas, with notices to students and temporary graduates to be updated next. The Government has also launched a new Pay And Conditions Tool (PACT) so workers can easily check their pay rates.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that temporary visa holders need to be aware of their rights to protect themselves against being underpaid or treated unfairly in the workplace. She stated: "Every person who is granted a temporary visa receives a visa grant notice from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We've recently improved the information in these notices so working holiday makers and 457 visa holders fully understand their workplace rights on issues including wages, discrimination, bullying and harassment."

This complements the recent launch of the Pay And Conditions Tool, available on mobile devices.

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