My Mildura Nightmare


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In light of all the recent scam stories coming out from Mildura, one of our members, who will be named “Mary” wrote the following piece about her time at the infamous Dons accommodation.   The Story   In June 2014 my boyfriend and I travelled to Australia from England to start our one year working holiday. We staying in Brisbane for two weeks, looking for any farm work available as we wanted to complete our regional work early. As it was the winter it was hard to find any work going, however we came across an advert on gumtree for Read more

Suspect Operator Targets Backpackers in Mildura


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Mildura is once again in the spotlight with reports surfacing on unfair and illegal working conditions by an operator in the area. There are also allegations that include sexual harrasment of staff.   Ombudsman Receives Complaints   The Fair Work Ombudsman received several complaints about a Mildura operator just before Christmas, including allegations of sexual harassment. A director with the ombudsman’s office, Craig Bildstein, said “allegations had also been made that the man had crammed dozens of workers into one home and that up to 12 were residing in the garage”   Operator Ripping Off Backpackers   Mr Bildstein went Read more