Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 4 August 2022) . . Page.. 2442 ..
ACT. I had the great pleasure of recently attending the graduation ceremony of the Work Experience and Support Program.
I also welcome the ACT government’s commitment to improving the collection, discoverability and sharing of workplace diversity and inclusion data, and making this data more accessible for Canberrans.
I commend the minister for her prompt and meaningful response, as well as for her detailed speech this afternoon.
I support the government’s continued initiatives for best practice recruitment and employment opportunities for all Canberrans, particularly in representing minority groups, including those who are most often disadvantaged and the vulnerable members of our community.
I am encouraged by the results of a 2021 ACT public service staff survey, indicating that CALD employees in the ACT public service have some of the highest levels of employee engagement, commitment and loyalty of any workforce group. I look forward to further initiatives by the ACT government to continue to attract and retain culturally and linguistically diverse members of our community to this workplace, and to continue to offer career pathways, meaningful employment opportunities and necessary support and training services.
I also welcome the government’s commitment to a further $3.3 million in funding through this year’s budget to strengthen and expand diversity and inclusion programs within the ACT public service. I hope that this also helps support both new and longer-term migrants and refugees in our community.
I support Mr Braddock’s motion today.
MR BRADDOCK (Yerrabi) (4.48): I would like to thank everyone here for the tri-partisan support and coming together to support the equality of employment for all our communities here in Canberra. Let us come together to make Canberra not only a welcoming city but a just and equitable city, where everyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity, can prosper.
That Ms Cheyne’s amendment to Mr Cain’s proposed amendment be agreed to.
Amendment agreed to.
That Mr Cain’s amendment as amended be agreed to.
Amendment agreed to.
Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.