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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1193 ..


(4) How many people were employed via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vocational Employment Program in 2020.

(5) In what month in 2020 were applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vocational Employment Program opened.

(6) In what month in 2020 did successful applicants for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2011. The target was part of the implementation of the ACTPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be implemented in 2021.

(2) Diversity statistics, including the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 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

299

313

350

380

423

489

(4) Ten people were employed through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vocational Employment Program in 2020.

(5) Applications for the current cohort of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vocational Employment Program opened on 28 October 2019.

(6) Six participants in the current cohort of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vocational Employment Program commenced in the ACT public service between September and November 2020. Four participants commenced in February 2021.


Economy—employment and business development(Question No 139)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) Does the Government measure the ACT’s economic reliance on Australian Government spending, specifically via (a) ACT-based Australian Public Service (APS) jobs and (b) Australian Government procurement in the ACT.

(2) Can the Minister provide copies of any reports or analysis in the last five years that have assessed the reliance of the ACT economy on ACT-based APS jobs and Australian Government procurement in the ACT.


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