House debates

Thursday, 5 June 2008


Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister Assisting the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) Share this | Hansard source

to move:

That the House:

today there are hundreds of thousands of children working on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast and Ghana and that these children routinely carry heavy loads, and work with fire, chemicals and knives, with little or no protection. Many of them have no chance of going to school;
about 70% of the cocoa beans used to make chocolate around the world come from West Africa, namely Ivory Coast and Ghana; and
the principle reason that child labour is employed to grow cocoa is because cocoa farmers are paid so poorly for their produce;


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