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Backpackers and international students are routinely being exploited across Australia, according to new research.

The National Temporary Migrant Work Survey, conducted by researchers from the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney, found that 30 per cent of temporary migrants earn $12 an hour or less, while fruit and vegetable pickers, petrol station attendants, car washers and child-care workers routinely suffered wage theft. Migrants from Asian countries were more likely to be exploited than those from English-speaking nations, as were women …

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Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper