Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Monday, 15 August 2022) . . Page.. 2534 ..
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ACT Health—Insecure Work Taskforce
(Question No 832)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 10 June 2022:
(1) How long has the Secure Work Taskforce been operating.
(2) Since the taskforce was established, can the Minister provide a breakdown for each (a) year and (b) round, of how (i) many casual and temporary employees were identified as being eligible for full-time consideration, (ii) many casual/temporary employees received a full-time offer, (iii) many casual/temporary staff rejected the offer, (iv) many employees were converted to full time and (v) long the (A) scanning and (B) offer stages take for each round.
(3) Do all eligible casual and temporary staff receive full-time offers; if not, how does the taskforce determine who receives offers.
(4) What are the top 10 reasons, this financial year, for employees rejecting a full-time position and how many employees cite these reasons for rejection.
(5) How many staff were employed (headcount and full-time equivalent) to work on the taskforce, for each year since the taskforce began.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
This question was originally asked of the Minister for Health, and the answer relates to that Minister’s portfolio. Noting that, the answer to the Member’s question is as follows:
The Insecure Work Taskforce and was established through the ACTPS Enterprise Agreements in 2018.
• 2020 (i) 625 were assessed (ii) 156 found eligible (iii) 102 refused conversion (iv) 54 were converted (v) (A) up to 8 weeks (B) 8 weeks
• 2021 (round 1) (i) 329 were assessed (ii) 49 found eligible (iii) 22 refused conversion (iv) 27 were converted (v) (A) up to 4 weeks (B) 4 weeks
• 2021 (round 2) (i) 246 were assessed (ii) 104 found eligible (iii) 84 refused conversion (iv) 20 were converted (v) (A) up to 4 weeks (B) 16 weeks
• 2022 (round 1) (i) 377 were assessed (ii) 229 found eligible (iii) 142 refused conversion (iv) 87 were converted (v) (A) up to 3 weeks (B) 6 weeks
Both casual and temporary employees are assessed for conversion to permanent employment. Reasons for not being offered conversion to permanent employment include:
• Not yet worked more than 12 months service with the Territory
• Not having permanent residency or Australian citizenship