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Name: Child Welfare Act 1961 (Consolidated to No. 13 of 1990).
Country: Papua New Guinea
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1961
Entry into force:
ISN: PNG-1961-L-70703
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), University of the South Pacific (consulted on 2005-07-11)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the protection of children under the age of 16 years. Allows for the director to place a child in employment either as an apprentice or, in certain circumstances, in suitable employment without apprenticeship (section 73). Part XI regulates the Employment of Children. It is prohibited to endanger a child by involving them in a public exhibition or performance or any preparation, training or rehearsal for a public exhibition or performance (section 79). It is also prohibited for a child to be involved in street trading between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m or at any time on a Sunday (section 80).
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