International students are mounting pressure on the federal government, asking them to provide amnesty for the exploited international workers who have already exceeded their permitted working hours.
Reports from the media have revealed that there are some thousands of international workers who have not been paid from 7- Eleven franchises. And many of those international students are now demanding more working hours.
In Australia, International students who are studying are given permission to work just for 20 hours in a week or 40 hours for a fortnight.
According to Chris Wilson, President, Postgraduate and Research Student Association, Australian National University, the cost of living remains the biggest issue among the students.
As of now, about half million international students are residing in Australia. It enhances the economy of the country every year, and they want recognition for the contribution they are making to the country.
There have been no indications of how the government is going to tackle the issue, meanwhile Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister spoke about granting amnesty to those overseas workers who wish to speak without fear of getting punished, on the issues related to breaking of 20 hour rule, exploitations they are facing.