Australia Institute report Robbed At Sea finds wage theft is rampant in foreign ships working along Australia's coast

Matthew Kelly
Updated September 30 2022 - 8:32pm, first published 5:30am
Report finds wage theft rampant on foreign ships entering Newcastle
Report finds wage theft rampant on foreign ships entering Newcastle

Seafarers working on the 2500 foreign-registered freight ships that enter the Port of Newcastle each year are being robbed an estimated $25million a year, new research has found.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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