Eye off the ball: behind the influx of retailers breaking child labour laws

Victorian retailers have been charged with breaching child labour laws in recent weeks. Supplied
Victorian retailers have been charged with breaching child labour laws in recent weeks. Supplied
Retail franchises across Australia are facing criminal charges for breaching child employment laws, with the regulator in the state of Victoria coming down hard on organisations that aren’t complying with the law. The spate of charges follows calls from retail bodies for the creation of national framework that applied consistent laws across the country. In recent weeks, a Red Rooster franchise in Wodonga, Victoria was hit with 355 criminal charges for – among other accusations – employing

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