31 Aug 2022

Labour shortage should be filled by teens - Australian retail group

From Checkpoint, 5:26 pm on 31 August 2022

Australian teenagers as young as 13 should be used to fill massive labour shortages, according to a retail industry body.

At the moment, different states have different rules about what age is appropriate to be in paid work.

But the Australian Retailers Association says a nationwide agreement could unlock access to young keen workers and plug massive staffing gaps.

Fleur Brown is the Australian Retailers Association Chief Industry Affairs Officer. She talks to Lisa Owen.