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Study will shape policies to stop exploitation of overseas students

New Zealand’s government has commissioned a research team to investigate the exploitation of temporary migrant workers, including international students.

Immigration minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced that researchers from the Universities of Auckland and Waikato will work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the seven-month study.

“While migrants bring the skills we need to grow our economy, many migrant workers—especially those on temporary and student visas—are particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” he told a trade union conference in Auckland.

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