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Thematic Issue: Vulnerability and the Law

The Vulnerability of Safe Haven Enterprise Visa Holders: Balancing Work, Protection and Future Prospects


Alexander Reilly

This article considers the policy settings of the Safe Haven Enterprise visa (‘SHEV’). It considers the merits of linking renewal of the visa to particular work requirements, and argues that the current requirements place visa holders in a position of extreme vulnerability both in the Australian workforce and in relation to their general health and well-being. The article outlines possible avenues for reform of the visa, ultimately concluding that there is a strong case for its repeal.

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(2018) 41(3) UNSWLJ 871: