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  1. Avatar Danielle
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    It is disgraceful the way some vulnerable workers are treated. We also need, however, to be aware of the exploitation of workers overseas to allow very cheap products to be imported into Australia. I read a very interesting article this weekend about the “costs” of cheap school wear advertised by major retailers.

    1. Helen Carter Helen Carter
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      Danielle I agree. The tension between the interests of consumers and of employees of a business can unfortunately be quite real. As this is the area in which I have worked for a long time, I feel at times employees are overlooked in the media and elsewhere compared to consumers. With the recent Dick Smith administration there was rightly much concern about consumers who had lost money in gift vouchers and online orders. We must remembers though the many employees who suffer significantly when businesses collapse.

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