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    Applications for Asylum are different to illegal workers.

    The article below discusses illegal workers in Australia, it also mentions the 50k to 100k estimate in the 2011 Stephen Howells report.  Noting the lack of data available on illegal workers (so year on year comparisons are not possible).

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    What it’s like to live and work illegally in Australia

    July 25, 2017

    Most of the people I spoke to came to Australia on a tourist visa with no work rights. Some workers told me about agents outside of Australia who target people who cannot afford a working visa or who don’t have the means to apply.

    Read more:-
    https://theconversation.com/what-its-like-to-live-and-work-illegally-in-australia-81478
 
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