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Underpaid and vulnerable: Melbourne students struggle with wage theft

Wage theft can mean not being paid overtime, not being paid the legal wage, or not being paid at all. Temporary migrant workers, international students, and backpackers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. So what options do students have when they’re not earning what they should? Lucy Williams and Lan Wei report.

Audio report by Lan Wei Lucy Williams


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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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