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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1192 ..


(4) How many people were employed via the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program in 2020.

(5) In what month in 2020 were applications for the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program opened.

(6) In what month in 2020 did successful applicants for the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program commence work.

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

(1) The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) first established targets for the employment of people with disability in 2011. The target was first set as part of the implementation of the ACTPS People with Disability Employment Framework under the Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED) Framework. From 2015, Directorate-specific targets were determined annually by the Head of Service and are incorporated into Directors-General Performance Agreements. New targets for the employment of People with Disability will be implemented in 2021.

(2) Diversity statistics, including the number of people with disability employed in the ACT public service, are published in the State of the Service report each year.

(3) The table below sets out the number of people with disability employed in the ACT public service as at 30 June between 2015 and 2020.

June 2015

June 2016

June 2017

June 2018

June 2019

June 2020

Total

437

458

521

565

622

699

(4) Two people were employed through the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program in 2020.

(5) Applications for the current cohort of the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program opened on 28 October 2019.

(6) Participants in the current cohort of the Inclusion (People with Disability) Vocational Employment Program commenced in the ACT public service in October and November 2020.


ACT public service—employment of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders(Question No 138)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 1 April 2021 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) Does the ACT Public Service have targets for employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

(2) Does the ACT Government report its progress publicly against these targets.

(3) How many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples did the ACT Public Service employ during (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018, (e) 2019 and (f) 2020.


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