Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Child Labour

3:58 pm

Photo of Janet RiceJanet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the 168 million children worldwide working as child labourers face detrimental impacts to their physical, mental and economic development, and

(ii) G20 governments have the opportunity to use their collective purchasing power to tackle child labour;

(b) acknowledges the dedicated work of young VGen volunteers and their efforts to end child labour; and

(c) calls on the Minister for Employment (Senator Abetz) to include discussion of child labour elimination on the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting agenda occurring in Melbourne on 10 September and 11 September 2014.

Question agreed to.


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