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NCJ Number: 211830 Find in a Library
Title: Who is Upholding the Rights of Young Workers?: A Profile of Advocacy Groups in Australia
Journal: Youth Studies Australia  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:September 2005  Pages:10-16
Author(s): Paula McDonald; Kerriann Dear
Date Published: September 2005
Page Count: 7
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article examines the protection of young Australians’ rights in the work force and recommendations for the strengthening, within Australia’s legislative and legal system, of young workers' rights.
Abstract: Research indicates a number of concerning trends in relation to the conditions under which young people work in Australia, such as health and safety, unsatisfactory pay and conditions, and workplace bullying; young people are identified as a vulnerable group in the workplace. This article profiles organizations and processes that attempt to protect the rights of young workers, including the roles, strengths, and limitations of legislation, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Recommendations are also presented for strengthening legal and policy frameworks to protect young workers’ rights and improve their prospects and experiences in Australian workplaces, such as removing exploitative practices faced by young people in the workforce, tighter regulatory frameworks, and more targeted policy development by government and industrial relations departments that deliver services specifically to youth. References
Main Term(s): Youth employment
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Employment; Employment discrimination; Labor relations; New South Wales; New Zealand; Rights of minors; Young Adults (18-24)
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