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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 9 Hansard (27 September) . . Page.. 2843..


Human Rights Commission

(Question No 1629)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 21 August 2007:

(1) How many staff worked in the Human Rights Commission and in what areas as at 1 July 2007;

(2) How many staff does the Minister predict will work in the Human Rights Commission and in what areas as at 1 July 2008;

(3) What are the reasons for any proposed changes;

(4) What proportion of the Commission's workload is directly related to the introduction of the Human Rights Act.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

On 1 July 2007 there were 18 staff, including 3 Commissioners, working in the Human Rights Commission. They were employed in the following areas:

Human Rights & Discrimination

Children & Young People, Disability Community Services

Health Services

Administration

6

1

8

3

(2) It is predicted that the Commission will be fully staffed at 1 July 2008. The proposed distribution of employees is

Human Rights & Discrimination

Children & Young People, Disability Community Services

Health Services

Administration

6

3

8

5

(3) The proposed change allows for the employment of two officers to assist the Disability Community Services and Children and Young People Commissioner and one officer to assist all staff to provide education. In addition the Commission has agreed to train an indigenous officer.

(4) The Human Rights Act 2004 was commenced on 1 July 2004. Three officers are directly involved in the implementation of the Human Rights Act 2004.

Human Rights & Discrimination Commissioner

Human Rights and Legal Policy Adviser

Human Rights and Discrimination Law Policy Adviser

50%

100%

50%

Emergency services—FireLink

(Question No 1630)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 21 August 2007:


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