Insight

Insight for 17 March 2013 - Immigrant Labour - Growing Exploitation?

Philippa Tolley investigates the scale of migrant labour exploitation in New Zealand amid calls for tougher penalties for employers.

migrant exploitation sur este crewTwo of the most serious cases of alleged exploitation of immigrants in recent times are making their way through the courts at present.

But advocates say more needs to be done to protect those who suffer unfair treatment in this country.

 

They say the victims are the ones who lose all in revealing wrong doing.

Philippa Tolley has been looking into the current situation.

Image: Indonesian fishing crew .From left  Entis Sutisna,  Anto Fantanto,  Supri Yanto

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 2 August: Insight: Mediterranean Rescue

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Women and children are among the scores of migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Syria arriving to Sicily after attempting to cross the Mediterranean (AFP)

.Hundreds of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, amid a surge in overcrowded boats heading for Europe from Libya.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on  the dramatic rescue of 500 African migrants trying to cross the sea and then follows two of them as they make their way to Europe

8:12 am Sunday 9 August: Insight: Gay Rights Beyond Marriage

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Liggs Hoffman and Nicola Wood had a civil union ceremony  five years ago - but haven't opted to "upgrade" to marriage. 
( RNZ/ Alex Ashton )

It's nearly two years since gay and lesbian couples were given the right to marry in New Zealand.

Since then, more than 1500 same-sex couples have tied the knot and the rate of civil unions has plummeted.  Worldwide, more countries are now following suit - including the United States and the United Kingdom.
 
But how has the Marriage Amendment Act changed the lives of gays and lesbians living in this country, and has it been the silver-bullet against homophobia that some thought it would be?

This Insight explores how same-sex marriage has changed what it is to be gay in New Zealand, and asks where to now for the queer rights movement.