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Chinese builders busted in belco

By johnboy 8 July 2009 24

The Canberra Times has story on a group of mostly Chinese construction workers feeling the wrath of a department of immigration raid yesterday.

    Eight of those questioned were Chinese nationals, with one Thai and one South Korean man also questioned.

    All of those transported to Villawood were Chinese nationals.

    The nine men and one woman were working at a site at the corner of Ginninderra and Aikman drives, with most of them involved in tiling and plastering work.

While it was a St Hilliers site it will be sub-contractors catching it for the breaches.

And by popular demand here’s the South Park view of the immigration debate from the Season 8 Episode, Goobacks:

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miz 3:53 pm 18 Jul 09

Lots of Asian workers worked on the new AG building in Barton – I recall wondering about it at the time as thought it was a bit suss – of course, they could also have been the 457 visa workers. . . .

T1G3R 3:31 pm 18 Jul 09

dvaey said :

A good friend of mine is in the tiling trade and constantly talks about asian workers coming in and undercutting their rates. He’ll be most pleased to hear about this, and hopefully its a sign of more raids to come.

My brothers work as tradies and he suffers the same problem. Cheap Chinese labour undercuts local workers, slowly but surely forcing them out of the industry.

dvaey 10:48 pm 08 Jul 09

A good friend of mine is in the tiling trade and constantly talks about asian workers coming in and undercutting their rates. He’ll be most pleased to hear about this, and hopefully its a sign of more raids to come.

Joshua 6:36 pm 08 Jul 09

There is a very simple way of stopping this sort of thing. The subbies employing workers without valid visa should get to stay in the same detention centre until the last worker is either successfully deported or if they claim asylum for whatever reason, their application is successful and they are released into the community.

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