“I thought, I have no contact with the outside world because there’s no signal on my phone, there’s no one around me … I was so frightened.”
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
“This is effectively slavery. She’s not getting paid at all, she can’t go anywhere, she can’t leave.”
Jenny: "What were you paid for those three years of work?" | Sandra: "Nothing, I had no pay, no money."
“The Global Slavery Index has just come out with a report estimating 4,300 people could be enslaved in Australia right now. We need to accept that we have a problem here.”
“I would say 80 per cent of my international student friends are all getting underpaid.”
A/Prof. Joo-Cheong Tham
University of Melbourne
“It’s wrong morally. This is wrong legally.”
Jenny: "You got an order for $12,000 in underpaid wages. Have you seen any of that money yet?" | Sana: "No."
“No one’s hiring me so maybe I’ll get deported … I don’t have a visa. So there’s no use of coming forward.”
“We still feel good because Australia gives us a visa that we can live here and gives us a chance to live life here.”