This week, we speak with Sanmati Verma, a Managing Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre and a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in immigration law. Sanmati is also currently an advisor to the United Workers Union, a board member of the Migrant Worker Centre and Deputy Chair of the national Visa Cancellation Working Group.
In this episode, Sanmati talks to us about the exploitation of migrant workers and the lack of protection currently offered to visa holders and undocumented workers, especially when trying to take action against wage theft or unfair treatment. We also discuss the report, 'Breaking the silence: A proposal for whistleblower protections to enable migrant workers to address exploitation', put together by the Migrant Justice Institute in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Centre.
Emma Hart, Kannagi Bhatt, Phuong Tran, Xen Nhà