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Forum on workers' rights in Australia

  • Immigration Museum 400 Flinders Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Work in progress 2017: Forum on workers' rights in Australia

Nomit Inc. launches the fourth annual Forum on workers' rights, labour market and career development in Australia dedicated to newly arrived migrants and young professionals. 

Nomit Inc. believes that education and awareness are the keys to promote a healthy multicultural society and a better future. The Forum is an opportunity to understand Australian work legislation, to develop a strong professional career for migrants and to offer useful tips and strategies to overcome challenges related to a new labor market. 

You can register for the free event here.

The forum will be opened by Jan Molloy (Programs Coordinator, Humanities, Immigration Museum) and introduced by Maria Azzurra Tranfaglia (NOMIT), who will  present an updated edition of “Work in Progress: guidelines for working in Australia”.

Peter Mares, author of Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation and Contributing Editor, Inside Story magazine, will speak about the condition of temporary migrant workers. 

Gabrielle Marchetti (Jobwatch principal lawyer) will discuss the most common issues regarding migrant workers on Working Holiday, Student or other Visas. She will also provide useful information on how to protect workers’ rights in case of exploitation. 

Luke Ryan (Regional Officer Manager/Senior Fairwork Inspector) from Fairwork Ombudsman will present the Harvest Trail Campaign and give tips for backpackers and seasonal workers to have a better understanding of their workplace rights and obligations while working in a farm. 

Panel Discussion: professionals, business owners and an Australian career advisor from CDAA will answer questions from the audience and discuss about main migrants workers issues in Australia. 

The forum will be closed by the Italian General Consul, Marco Maria Cerbo, and provide an overview of major policies in terms of temporary and migrant workers. 

The audience is invited for aperitivo and networking to meet other professionals from a variety of industries (Engineering, Architecture, Academia, Media and Journalism, Hospitality, etc). 


Later Event: September 17
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