Interns - ABC Radio National Life Matters

Unpaid interns. Are employers exploiting or training young people?

Interns Australia speaks to Natasha Mitchell and Professor Rosemary Owens this morning on ABC RN's Life Matters

The unemployment rate is 6.1 per cent, higher than during the global financial crisis, but youth unemployment is twice that rate.
It’s an environment where young people can be easily exploited. The Federal Circuit Court has now brought down a landmark ruling against a Melbourne media company, Crocmedia, for failing to pay two interns who worked in its office for 20 months.

So how much of a disincentive to exploitation will the ruling be?


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