THESE are the faces that represent the changing landscape of what was once known as a struggling welfare-dependent town. Instead, residents such as Reshmem Mansor, from Malaysia, Thanh Ha and daughter Pham, from Vietnam, Yaowqres Bateman, from Thailand, and Li Yu Feng from China, are breathing new life and optimism into Murray Bridge.
DOZENS — if not hundreds — of people are being lured to Adelaide and enslaved, a migration expert has warned. Unscrupulous employers tempt international students and foreign workers with the promise of work, only to then tell them they owe tens of thousands of dollars for sponsorship and visas and must work for free.
Population growth in regional Australia is rapidly declining, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’s (ABS) Regional Population Growth Figures. The data which has been released for the 12 months leading up to June 2016 reveals a drastic decline in population for parts of regional Victoria, and major areas of regional SA.
Mark Glazbrook was recently quoted in Marie Claire about the exploitation of backpackers in Australia. ‘Backpackers can earn themselves an extra year in Australia by completing three months of working on the land. But widespread exploitation means that the experience can be more like 88 days of hell’ reports Cat Rodie.