Illegal hiring awareness

‘No, not at all,’ he said.

‘But I think a bit of education and maybe what to ask for (in a labour hire operator and foreign workers).

‘At the end of the day when you contract out to anyone you expect them to be operating within the laws of the land.’

He was conscious police were continuing their investigation and that the City of Wanneroo was looking into building compliance at the Le family’s Carabooda compound in Safari Place, as reported in the Weekender two weeks ago.

‘I have had complaints in the past from market gardeners that they weren’t allowed to build any more houses on their land; it was one house per farm,’ he said.

‘When you look at aerial photos of that police raid there is about three giant houses on the one farm.

‘There is further investigation to be done into whether there were the correct planning permissions done.’

Mr Miles said the intensity of the Carabooda raid, the weapons found and serious allegations made had surprised him.

‘But did I think there were illegal migrants working up there?’ he said. ‘Yes, and I think nobody in the northern suburbs didn’t think that.’