Elizabeth Macpherson, of the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia, said: "No one thinks it is happening in Melbourne, but it's rife and in our backyard.
said shoppers needed to realise exactly what they were buying.
"Australian Made does not mean ethically made," she
said some fashion houses owed thousands to outworkers in a deliberate act to keep staff working for them.
"Workers are never told how much they are being paid for a job," she
And in Sunshine, Ms Macpherson
had a shotgun pointed at her
and death threats made.