Working conditions of Vietnamese-Australian people with limited English language skills

O'Halloran, Michael (1999) Working conditions of Vietnamese-Australian people with limited English language skills. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


This dissertation examines a number of aspects of the Vietnamese-Australian community and traces their progress from the mid-1970s when the bulk of these migrants were refugees. The rates of unemployment over the past two decades for this group are the focus of much research and the results of this research are discussed at length. Similarly, the types of employment that these people entered are studied in depth by eminent researchers, and these results are also discussed. The main focus of this study, however, concerns the working conditions of members of the Vietnamese-Australian community who are not very proficient in the English language. A number of these people were interviewed for this project and produced some very important data. The interviewees talked of their working conditions, which included their rates of pay, and the entitlements that they should legally receive, but do not. There are a perceived number of reasons for the plight of these workers, and the people who endure such pay and conditions discuss these reasons.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords Vietnamese Australians, Australia, employment, Victoria, English as a second language
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