Bill Shorten's promise to tighten the visa system for short-term skilled migrants won't do anything for local jobs or wages.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
To be a good neighbour Australia should invest in a sustainable temporary labour migration scheme for Pacific nations.
Indian migration to North America and the United Kingdom has been studied extensively, but less is known about Australian and New Zealand, the southern-most outposts of the Indian diaspora.
Free trade requires not just the free movement of goods, but of people too. If Donald Trump really wants the U.S. to have a competitive advantage, he should be encouraging more, not fewer, migrants.
A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee on the impact of EU migration on the UK has highlighted the reliance of farms on migrant labour.
Every year, migrant workers come to Canada to pick the fruits and vegetables we take for granted. They aren't paid well and get none of the benefits they pay into. It's time to treat them fairly.
After centuries of decline and depolulation, the Highlands have thrived under the EU. Now Brexit threatens to turn back the clock.
There are two ways that international competition can reduce wages. Both are effects of globalisation.
Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
New research offers a picture of what it's like to work in Australia illegally. Many workers are exploited, some come knowing they have no work rights, others may be unaware they're working illegally.
It's about housing, transport, benefits, pay, and the culture of work.
With My Family’s Slave, journalist Alex Tizon challenges our complacency over domestic workers. When does domestic work become slavery?
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
The way we classify skills shortages is broken.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
Unscrupulous employers who exploit migrant labour are posing a large threat to the continued contribution that immigrant workers make to the agricultural industry, a new report reveals.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.