Worker quit amid condition concerns

A Federal Police photograph of workers’ cramped living conditions in a Safari Place property.
A Federal Police photograph of workers’ cramped living conditions in a Safari Place property.

The man approached the Times last week as police continued to investigate links between a labour provider and a multi-faceted Carabooda-based business linked to illegal foreign workers and alleged money laundering.

The man, who did not want to be named, was working alongside the out-sourced workers on a farm in the Wanneroo district when he learnt about their living conditions before quitting his job and approaching the Australian Crime Commission.

‘When I had my last meeting with ACC officers, they promised me they would do something about it,’ he said.

He said he visited where workers were staying in Safari Place, Carabooda.

‘All places that I visited were dirty and living conditions were bad; nobody deserves to live there,’ he said.