The exploitation of unlawful migrant labour: crime, labour and regulation

Unlawful migrant labour has been identified as a significant issue for Australia, with estimates that between 50 to 100,000 non-citizens are working illegally in Australia. Immigration and labour regulatory responses are merging to respond to this issue. This project will investigate the impact of these practices upon the level and nature of victimisation and conditions of exploitation. It will examine experiences across the agricultural, construction and hospitality industries. It will identify whether and how regulatory systems may be contributing to or sustaining exploitative conditions experienced by unlawful migration labourers, including trafficking, and will identify future policy options.

Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Marie Segrave
Criminology, School of Social Sciences

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