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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—WEST AFRICA—CHILD LABOUR

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 316—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the valuable work of World Vision's youth movement, Vision Generation, in actively educating and empowering young Australian students to take action in the fight against global poverty and injustice;

 (b) recognises:

  (i) that more than 284 000 children are involved in the worst forms of child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa, and

  (ii) Vision Generation's current project `Trek Against Trafficking' which aims to encourage the Australian chocolate industry to take the lead in eradicating exploited labour from cocoa supply chains; and

 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) encourage the Australian chocolate industry to commit to a plan of action that will stop child labour and exploitation in cocoa production, and

  (ii) look into the feasibility of ensuring fair trade chocolate is available in Parliament House.

Question put and passed.