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CHILD EMPLOYMENT ACT 2003


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purposes  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      What is employment?  
   5.      What is light work?  
   6.      Supervisors include tutors and chaperones in entertainment  
   7.      Act binds the Crown  

   PART 2--EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN

   8.      When may a child be employed?  
   9.      Employment without a permit  
   10.     Minimum age for employment  
   11.     Employment of children during school hours  
   12.     Prohibited employment  
   13.     Application for a permit  
   13A.    Multiple children or occasions of employment  
   14.     Investigation of an application for a permit  
   16.     Determining an application for a permit  
   16A.    Supplementary permits  
   17.     Permit conditions  
   18.     Secretary may vary or cancel a permit  
   18A.    Variations that may be made to a permit  
   18B.    Record keeping by employers  
   19.     Supervision of children in employment  
   19A.    Application of Working with Children Act 2005  
   19B.    Exemptions from working with children check  
   20.     Condition 1—light work  
   21.     Condition 2—hours of work  
   22.     Condition 3—rest breaks  
   23.     Contravention of conditions  
   24.     When may a child be employed in a family business?  
   25.     Provisions that do not apply to employment in family businesses  
   26.     Supervision in family businesses  
   27.     When may a child be employed in entertainment?  
   28.     Provisions that do not apply to employment in entertainment  
   29.     Mandatory code of practice  
   30.     What will the mandatory code contain?  
   31.     How is the mandatory code made?  
   32.     Effect of the mandatory code  
   33.     Variation and revocation of the mandatory code  
   34.     Availability of the mandatory code  

   PART 3--RESTRICTIONS ON ACTIVITIES NOT CONSTITUTING EMPLOYMENT

   35.     Restriction on certain activities  
   36.     Non-profit organisations—restricted hours for outdoor activities  

   PART 4--COMPLIANCE

   37.     What are the functions of child employment officers?  
   38.     Appointment of child employment officers  
   39.     Identity cards  
   40.     Police to assist child employment officers  
   41.     When may powers be exercised?  
   42.     Power of entry  
   43.     Powers on entry  
   43A.    Power to give directions  
   44.     Power to require information or documents  
   45.     Retention of documents  
   46.     Confidentiality  
   47.     Failing to produce documents, hindering child employment officers and giving them false information  
   48.     Protection against self-incrimination  
   49.     Impersonating child employment officers  
   49A.    Who can prosecute under this Act?  
   49B.    Judicial notice of signatures  
   50.     Proceedings for offences to be brought in Industrial Division of the Magistrates' Court  
   50A.    Offences by bodies corporate  
   50B.    Conduct by officers, employees or agents  
   51.     Offences by unincorporated associations  

   PART 5--GENERAL

   52.     Delegation  
   53.     Regulations  

   PART 6--REPEALS, AMENDMENTS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   54.     Existing permits and applications  
   55.     Existing police checks and declarations  
           ENDNOTES


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