Page 1821 - Week 06 - Thursday, 14 May 2015
Mr Barr presented the following papers:
Remuneration Tribunal Act, pursuant to subsection 12(2)—Determinations, together with statements for:
Canberra Institute of Technology—Governing Board—Determination 5 of 2015, dated April 2015.
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly—Determination 6 of 2015, dated April 2015.
Full-time Statutory Office Holders—Determination 4 of 2015, dated April 2015.
Head of Service, Directors-General and Executives—Determination 3 of 2015, dated April 2015.
Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly—Determination 2 of 2015, dated April 2015.
Public service respect, equity and diversity framework—final report on review
Paper and statement by minister
MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Review of the Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework—Final report, dated May 2015.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR BARR: In line with recommendation 8 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts report 11, Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2013-2014, I table the final report on the review of the respect, equity and diversity framework. I thank the committee for its report and the opportunity for members to consider the outcomes of the review of the respect, equity and diversity framework, known across the ACT public service as the RED framework. The report was completed in December 2014 and provides six recommendations to assist the ACT public service to move into the next iteration of its journey to embed a positive workplace culture and to renew its focus on the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability respectively.
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts was particularly interested in the following three aspects of the outcomes of the review: the adequacy of the ACT public service preventing work bullying guidelines, what further initiatives are in place to monitor the incidence and handing of bullying complaints in addition to the state of the service reporting, and the adequacy of the ACT public service training regime on workplace bullying.