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 6 September: Insight: Fossil Fuels - Necessity or Lethal Indulgence ?

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Fossil fuels still fire many aspects of our economy.

That's despite the fact  their role in adding to the CO2 levels in the atmosphere is well known.

And the search for new supplies continues, even though environmentalists warn of the climate change consequences of burning even the  known resources still underground.
Radio New Zealand's Energy Reporter, Eric Frykberg, explores what future lies ahead for fossil fuels.


8:12 am Sunday 13 September: Insight: Relationship Turmoil

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Relationships Aotearoa packs up. ( RNZ / Alexander Robertson )

In June the country's oldest and largest counselling service closed its doors.

For six decades Relationships Aotearoa provided counselling services to individuals, couples and families.  

But chronic underfunding, relationship breakdowns, contractual difficulties, an absence of effective governance and changing government priorities overwhelmed Relationships Aotearoa.

What the implications of the closure for those who used the services and the wider sector.