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 5 July: Getting Real About Renting

Renting Helen Walsh
Auckland landlord Helen Walsh is renovating her second rental property in Howick. ( RNZ/Kate Newton )

Home ownership may still be the Kiwi dream but, for a growing number of New Zealanders, renting is the reality.

More than half the population aged 15 or over now lives in a rental property and people are renting for longer and much later into life.

The Government has focused its efforts  on trying to build more homes in an effort to meet housing demand.

But is it also time to consider the well being of those who are renting indefinitely?

Kate Newton asks what kind of changes New Zealand might need to make to its tenancy laws and culture in order for renting to become a more attractive prospect for those who have no other choice.