In this edition of Action News:
At a time when he should have been learning important lessons in school, Jestoni was labouring in a gold mine in the Philippines. His search for tiny specks of gold almost cost him his life.
Child labour robs children, like Jestoni, of an education and the chance for a brighter future. But it also stunts economic growth.
When governments allow child labour to occur, they condemn their economies to depressed wages and slow progress in areas such as technology and foreign investment.
Helping to eradicate child labour means knowing the truth about its impact on individuals and on society. Learn more about Jestoni's story today.
Use our template to call on your local MP and the Australian Government to eradicate child labour from its supply chain.