EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN LAWS IN WA - HORSE RIDING SCHOOLS & EQUESTRIAN CENTRES
The Children and Community Services Act 2004 prohibits children under 15 working in horse riding schools and equestrian centres. These child employment laws apply to all Western Australian employers. If you run or manage a business that is a horse riding or equestrian centre you need to know:
- 15 years old is the youngest a child can work for a business in your industry.
- a child is considered to be working whether they are paid or not paid for the work they do.
- ‘volunteer’ work or a child helping around the premises in return for free or discounted riding lessons is illegal if the child is under 15 years old.
- children aged 15 and over of school age are allowed to work in the equestrian industry only outside of school hours.
- business owners can face substantial fines for employing children under 15 years of age – up to $24,000 or up to $120,000 for an incorporated employer.
There are exclusions in this industry if the child is working in a family business owned by a relative such as a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent, or the organisation is a charity or not-for-profit organisation. MORE
VALE JANE BEAVERSTOCK
EWA were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jane Beaverstock last week. Jane was a hardworking, intelligent and kind individual who was instrumental in the formation of the EWA Vaulting Committee in 2017. She was dedicated to promoting the sport of vaulting and was involved in the organisation of many vaulting competitions across WA. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to Jane's family during this time.
WALLY FOREMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for 2018 Wally Foreman Foundation scholarships are now open. The Wally Foreman Foundation will consider applications from registered Western Australian athletes or coaches who have a specific financial need to assist their progress towards sporting honours. Applications close 24 September. MORE