Professor Fels to head new Migrant Workers Taskforce


By Claire Hibbit

Professor Allan Fels, who led the former 7-Eleven’s Fels Wage Fairness Panel, will lead a new Migrant Workers Taskforce, set up to advise Federal Government on how to protect overseas workers from exploitation.

Professor Fels was also a former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, said on Tuesday the taskforce will bolster the government’s efforts to crack down on employers seeking to take advantage of migrant workers and deliver better protections for all workers.

“A number of recent high-profile cases where vulnerable migrant workers have been underpaid and exploited at work have exposed unacceptable gaps in the system,” Minister Cash said.

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This story first appeared in C&I Week.

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