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Improvements to the Mandatory Code of Practice for the Employment of Children in Entertainment


Hi, I’m Umi.We all know kids
are natural performers.
Give us a blanket
and a shampoo bottle
and we’ll create some magic.# Lah! #But as you know,
if you need us for any advertising
or entertainment purposes,
and we’re under 15 years of age,
you’ll need a permit.This all comes from the
Child Employment Act
and the Mandatory Code of Practicefor the Employment of Children
in Entertainment.
These were both designed
to help kids, like me,
be able to do the work we love,while still being safe
and well looked after,
and to ensure that our roles
are appropriate
and don’t interrupt our education.Even if you’re familiar
with the system,
there have been recent
improvements to the Code
that you need to know
to remain compliant.
The good news isthat the changes make it easier
and less costly
for employers to comply.We made sure to ask people like you
how to improve things,
and that’s exactly what we did.Here is a quick overview
of what’s changed.
It’s now easy to calculate
and track working hours.
It has clear instructions
for keeping parents informed.
It’s more flexible,it’s clearer,it’s more consistent with the
Child Employment Act,
including updated definitions of
‘entertainment’ and ’employment’.
Also, there’s a new streamlined
online system
for applying for permits.And if you need some help,
you can always speak to my friends,
the Child Employment Officers.They’re really smart and will
make sure you’re well looked after.
Just go to:Or call:OK, I’m ready for my close-up.Maybe not THAT close!

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