Cleaners working long hours for low pay in private homes have no clear pathway to report their exploitation or seek redress, a federal parliamentary inquiry has heard. Anti-Slavery Australia Director Jennifer Burn told the inquiry into slavery and human trafficking that workers such as cleaners, child carers and cooks were employed in about nine per cent of Australian homes. They could be young Australian students or foreign visitors with little English and in some cases could be expected to work up to six and a half days for very low pay, she told the inquiry in Sydney on Monday.
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