Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 2998 ..
(2) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training is mandatory for all senior officers (Grade C and above) and executives. 87% of the current cohort as at end June 2017 have attended or are scheduled to this training.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness training is also available for all employees through the TCCS Training Calendar. Training has been delivered by the Yurauna Centre and Curijo.
In line with the TCCS Reconciliation Action Plan, TCCS is also investigating the delivery of an on-country cultural appreciation program for TCCS employees.
Awareness of ethnically diverse groups is promoted in RED training and through celebrating significant days and events relating to cultural diversity. Training in engaging with other cultures is also available to TCCS employees through the ACT Public Service Training Calendar.
(3) TCCS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are participating in the Whole of Government Indigenous Leadership program which includes a mentoring component. TCCS also promotes the Murrunga Murrunga Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee network to TCCS employees and facilitates informal peer support amongst Indigenous employees.
(4) The TCCS overall retention rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander permanent employees is at 88%.
TCCS is implementing a range of diversity employment strategies that focus on four key areas including leadership and planning, attracting and recruiting a diverse workforce, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, and improving workforce diversity data.
TCCS retention strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees include funding a Diversity Employment Scholarship to support Indigenous employees to progress to more senior roles, a Manager Development Program that includes places reserved for Indigenous employees and the promotion of the ACTPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees Network (Murranga Murranga).
TCCS also launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in September 2016 which outlines practical strategies relating to our employment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as activities to support education and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history both within our organisation and outward through our work with the community.
The RAP sends a signal to the community that TCCS is an organisation committed to reconciliation by building cultural respect, strengthening relationships and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Justice and Community Safety Directorate—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment
(Question No 308)
Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, upon notice, on 9 June 2017 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Justice and Consumer Affairs):