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The definition of a child and when they can be employed is governed by various federal, state and territory laws along with industrial instruments such as a modern award. Legislation may also dictate conditions of employment for children, where they can work as well as the number of hours they can perform.

Most of the Australian states and territories have child labour laws with legislation currently existing in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Australian Capital Territory.

The following article discuses the obligations employers in Victoria have with regard to child employment.

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