Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021 [Provisions]

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-361-6

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Background to the bill
  Purpose of the bill
  Consultation on the bill
  Key provisions of the bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key Issues

  Effectiveness of the bill in the absence of broader reforms
  Work-related offence provisions
  Prohibited employer declarations
  Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) provisions
  Adequacy of enforcement
  Various other issues
  Committee view

Labor Senators' Additional Comments

  Overview of the bill
  Temporary visa worker exploitation in Australia
  Migrant Workers’ Taskforce
  Concerns with the current bill
  Necessary improvements

Additional comments from the Australian Greens

  Whistleblower Protections
  Visa conditions
  Departmental Firewalling
  Thresholds and Penalties
  Domestic Workers

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560