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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3804 ..


(3) Are there any industries or sectors that the ACT Government are focussing on to increase the employment levels of women; if so, what are those industries.

(4) What is the current gender pay gap in the ACT, according to the ACT Government.

(5) What is the ratio of men to women in the ACT workforce.

(6) How many women are employed in the ACT workforce.

(7) Does the ACT Government have a quota for hiring women; if so, (a) is this a general quota for all of government or does it vary according to directorate and (b) what are those quotas.

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

(1) Statistics are collected on women in ACT Government employment across a range of metrics, including classification, pay, age and diversity group.

(2) Women with intersecting social identities, including women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, older women, women with a disability, and women identifying as part of the LGBTIQ+ community are known to face additional barriers to employment.

(3) Through the Second Action Plan 2020-22 of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-2026, the ACT Government is seeking to enhance links/opportunities into traditionally male-dominated trades and occupations as a career path for women in the building and construction industry.

(4) The most recent data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency identifies the gender pay gap in the ACT as 7.9% as at May 2021.

(5) The ACT Govt does not collect information in lieu of other organisations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

(6) The ACT Govt does not collect information in lieu of other organisations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

(7) No.


Questions without notice taken on notice

Education—teachers

Ms Berry (in reply to a question by Mr Hanson on Thursday, 7 October 2021):

There is no reduction in the number of funded frontline teachers.

The 2020-21 Interim Outcome figure for Full Time Equivalent Staff (FTEs) in the Education Directorate’s Budget Statements includes temporary staff associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, including the Jobs for Canberrans.


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