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2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Norfolk Island (jointly-governed territory of Australia)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 29 August 2006
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Norfolk Island (jointly-governed territory of Australia), 29 August 2006, available at: [accessed 20 January 2018]
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There is limited information regarding the extent and nature of child labor and the quality and provision of education in non-independent countries and territories eligible for GSP, AGOA, and CBTPA benefits. These countries and territories generally are not eligible to become members of the ILO, so ILO Conventions 138 and 182 do not apply to any of them.5132 Territories are subject to laws of the sovereign country.

Statistics on the number of working children under age 15 on Norfolk Island are unavailable.5181 Norfolk Island's Employment Act prohibits employment for children younger than 15 years during school hours and at night.5182 The Island's Education Act makes education free and compulsory for children ages 5 to 15 years.5183 Primary school enrollment and attendance statistics are not available for Norfolk Island.

5132 ILO official, e-mail communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. Most of the areas covered in this summary report are considered by the ILO to be non-metropolitan territories and therefore, are ineligible to become members of the ILO. An ILO member can submit a declaration to the ILO requesting that these conventions apply to their non-metropolitan territories. See ILO, Constitution; available from

5181 U.S. Embassy – Canberra, submission, May 2005.

5182 Norfolk Island Employment Act 1988, Section 24; available from

5183 U.S. Embassy – Canberra, submission, May 2005.

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