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Australia Exploiting Au Pairs

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celina.hernandez
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New research has found the majority of au pairs working in Australia are exploited, overworked and underpaid.

A survey of people who have been au pairs in Australia found 60 per cent are doing much more work than reasonable under the traditional understanding of what's involved, and 58 per cent have been paid less than the minimum wage.https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australian-parents-exploiting-au-pairs-landmark-report-finds
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This is so sad. Au pairs should be protected by the Australian government from this abuse.
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What should be the necessary actions that should be taken to avoid exploitation of Au pairs?
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Different families are going to have different experiences based on family dynamics and the trust and relationship they can build with someone they’ve never met before and how they fit into the already established family life. We loved our AuPair and still do love. ❤ 💕 💖
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Different families are going to have different experiences based on family dynamics and the trust and relationship they can build with someone they’ve never met before and how they fit into the already established family life. We loved our AuPair and still do love. ❤ 💕 💖
Yes, you are right. And I treated my Au Pair like a daughter and still do (even though she went back to Germany almost 5 years ago).
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Women exploiting other women.
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Women exploiting other women.
So there are no men in these families? Nice logic.
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Its so sad.
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Its the logic.
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Then go home and work elsewhere.
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It's a controversial subject
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Then go home and work elsewhere.
This is Australia, it’s incredibly un-Australian to exploit people. Even if those being exploited are not Australian. Australians who are guilty of this should be held to account.
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