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New taskforce to protect migrant workers

AAP logoAAP 3/10/2016

Former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Allan Fels will lead a new taskforce to advise the federal government on how to best to protect overseas workers.

Professor Fels has been overseeing an independent panel into the wage practices of convenience store franchise 7-Eleven and will continue to monitor its progress in rectifying breaches as part of his new role.

The Migrant Workers Taskforce will consider strategies to stamp out the exploitation of vulnerable employees, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said on Tuesday.

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