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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Page: 6525


Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (15:40): At the request of Senators Moore, Marshall, Birmingham, Parry and Hanson-Young, I move:

That the Senate—   (a)   notes the 10th anniversary of the Harkin-Engel Protocol signed in September 2001, designed to encourage voluntary standards for the certification of cocoa production that prohibits and eliminates engagement in the worst forms of child labour, as defined by the International Labour Organization Convention 182 which has been ratified by Australia; and   (b)   calls on the Australian Government to:      (i)   be proactive in measures to counterpeopletrafficking or slavery,      (ii)   actively engage in international fora to ensure greater priority for consideration of measures against child slavery and trafficking,      (iii)   work cooperatively to improve traceability of products through the monitoring of their derivation where practicalwith reference to people trafficking or slavery, and      (iv)   cooperate closely withorganisations and entities againstpeopletrafficking.

Question agreed to.