21 Nov 2023

New Zealanders spend 'more than ever' on child labour goods

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 21 November 2023

World Vision says New Zealanders are spending more than ever on goods linked to forced and child labour, and there is no law to stop us doing so. 

The aid agency says New Zealanders imported nearly $8billion worth of so-called risky goods last year, that's about $77 each week for every household. 

Three quarters of the goods come from China, and the riskiest products by value are electronics. 

World Vision's Head of Justice and Advocacy, Rebekah Armstrong spoke to Corin Dann.