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Success! NSW Government announces over $6 million assistance to migrants and temporary visa holders.

On 20 May 2020, MELS together with 19 other signatories wrote to the Premier of NSW requesting for welfare support to be provided to temporary visa holders. We’re so pleased to inform that today, Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee announced that over $6 million will be provided to “multicultural communities including migrants and temporaryContinue reading “Success! NSW Government announces over $6 million assistance to migrants and temporary visa holders.”

Holiday Closure

We wish to advise that our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period from Tuesday 24 December 2019, and will re-open on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

MELS Launch

The Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS) officially launched on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the St George Migrant Information Day. MELS has been operational since August 2019 and we were delighted to have an official launch with the NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman. Representatives from the vibrant St George community, Legal Aid, Community Legal Centres NSW,Continue reading “MELS Launch”

What is wage theft?

In Australia, there is a national minimum wage and 10 minimum employment entitlements.[1] Your employment contract cannot be less than the minimum wage and the 10 minimum employment entitlements. These conditions have to be given to all employees, regardless of migration status. Despite the existence of a national minimum wage, there are a substantial number of migrant workersContinue reading “What is wage theft?”


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