05/07/2020 (Thu) 17:21:09
There is little data about the precise numbers of people working in Australia illegally. The best estimate is still a 2011 report to the Gillard government suggesting there are between 50,000 and 100,000 non-citizens working here without permission.
This group is different from temporary visa holders, who are also facing their own financial struggles during the lockdown.
Unlawful migrants workers come to Australia on valid visas and then breach their visas conditions. This includes those who overstay their visas and those who come on a visa without work rights.