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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 539 ..


The powers roles and responsibilities of the Discrimination, Health Services, Disability and Community Services Commissioner (DHSDCS Commissioner) are provided for in the Human Rights Commission Act 2005 at

Division 3.4, Section 21, Disability and Community Services commissioner’s functions

Division 3.5, Section 23, Discrimination Commissioners functions

Division 3.6, Section 25, Health Services commissioners functions

Part 4 of the HRC Act which provides the complaint handling functions

Part 5 of the HRC Act regarding Health codes, health profession boards and veterinary practitioners and the relationship between the commission, the health profession boards and the veterinary practitioners board

Part 6 of the HRC Act, Miscellaneous

(2) The DHSDCS Commissioner collects data regarding people with a disability in the ACT who make a complaint to the Commission, including the nature of the person’s disability, noting that provision of this information is voluntary.

(3) The Commissioner currently has 11 staff (10.2 FTE) who assist in carrying out the role and responsibilities of the commissioner who are public servants employed by the Human Rights Commission not directly engaged by the DHSDCSC. The staff profile is

1 x FT SOG B,  5 x FT SOG C,  3 x PT SOG C, 1 x FT APS 6, 1 x FT APS 5

(4)

Complaints received

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

1 July-30/11/2020

Total

507

633

683

829

350


Government—disability employment strategy(Question No 74)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) Is there currently an ACT disability employment strategy.

(2) How does the ACT Government support disability employment in the ACT private sector.

(3) What has been the total number of employees and the percentage of disability employment in the ACT public service, for each financial year for the past four years to the date this question on notice was published.

(4) Are there any plans to increase the percentage of disability employment in the ACT public service; if so, what measures does the ACT Government intend to take.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACTPS People with Disability Employment Framework is available on the ACTPS Employment Portal.


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