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Australia considers worker visa amnesty for 7-Eleven workers

The Abbott government is "actively considering" introducing an amnesty for 7-Eleven workers on student visas who have been victims of the convenience store chain’s half-pay scam.

Greens MP Adam Bandt said he supported a visa amnesty for international students who have been victims of exploitation while working at 7-Eleven. Mr Bandt will be raising the matter in Parliament this week, a spokesman for the Greens MP said.

It comes as a 7-Eleven-funded investigation into widespread exploitation of thousands of workers across the convenience store giant’s franchise network begins this week.