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Report: Seafarers in Australian waters cheated for millions

Legislative ”loopholes” and lack of compliance with regulation enable shipowners and suppliers to underpay foreign seafarers when working in Australian waters, claims report.

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Foreign seafarers employed on internationally registered ships in Australian waters are being underpaid and thereby cheated for AUD 65m (USD 42m) annually, according to a report from think tank Australia Institute.

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