2006 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Territories of Australia)

There is limited information on the extent and nature of child in non-independent countries and territories eligible for GSP, AGOA, ATPA/ATPDEA, 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.4607 Territories are subject to the laws of the sovereign country.

There were few significant changes to report in the status of child labor and efforts to address it in the non-independent countries and territories since the last reporting period. For more detailed information on these issues, please refer to the U.S. Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.4608

Western Australian state laws on education and child welfare apply to both territories.4613 An amendment to the Western Australia School Education Act extended compulsory education to age 16.4614

4607 ILO official, E-mail communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. See ILO, Constitution; available from http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/iloconst.htm.

4608 U.S. Department of Labor, "Territories and Non-Independent Countries," in 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Washington DC, 2006.

4613 The Department of Local Government and Regional Development, Key Facts for Local Government in Australia, [online] 2007 [cited March 16, 2007]; available from http://www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/localgovt/careers/whatis.asp.

4614 Western Australia School Education Act 1999, Section 6; available from, http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/statutes/swans.nsf/html/agency+educ+acts?opend….


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