Email Updated July 12, 2018 10:11:45 Photo: Secretary of the ACTU, Sally McManus, says that one in 10 workers in Australia are on temporary work visas. (AAP: Erik Anderson) Map: Australia The claimAustralian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus has called for an end to Australia’s uncapped temporary working visa system.In a speech to the National Press Club, she said: “According to [a] 2016 Senate report, there are 1.4 million visa holders with working rights in Australia.” External Link: Sally McManus asks for her speech to the National Press Club to be fact checked “That represents about one in 10 workers. That’s right, one in 10 workers in the Australian labour force are on temporary work visas.”Ms McManus made the same claim a month earlier, telling ABC’s RN Breakfast: “We’ve got a problem where one in 10 workers are now on temporary work visas.” Is she correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.The verdictMs McManus’s claim is unsubstantiated.Her claim assumes that all temporary visa holders with the right to work are actually working. Experts told Fact Check there was no evidence to either support or contradict that assumption, and that they could only speculate on the employment rate of different… Read full this story
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