Child Labour

At first sight child labour may not appear to be a material issue for Australian companies and investors. However the fragmentation of global production and trade has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains, which can lead to lack of oversight and worker exploitation.

The global movement to eradicate child labour has gained significant pace over recent years. Increasingly, global unions and NGOs collaborate with companies and investors to find ways to deal with the risks of child labour in global supply chains. This report looks at those efforts.

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Overview and Research Approach

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In 2013, over half of Australia’s imported goods came from the Asia-Pacific region, an area region that has the largest absolute number of child labourers.

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