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(1) In relation to dress standard and uniforms in Canberra public schools, what is the definition of “ethical providers” used by the Government with regard to the supply of school uniforms.
(2) Does the Education Directorate have a list of the ethically approved suppliers of school uniforms; if so, can the Minister publish this list; if not, how many suppliers are there and which state/territory and/or country are they from.
(3) What assistance does the directorate provide in ensuring that schools can source their school uniforms from ethical suppliers.
(4) How far back through the supply chain are schools and Parents and Citizens’ Associations expected to investigate to ensure ethical practices.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Businesses that manufacture textiles, clothing and/or footwear that map local supply chains and verify workers are receiving their legal entitlements.
(2) The Education Directorate has been working with Ethical Clothing Australia and STOP THE TRAFFIK to identify providers that source clothing from an ethical supply chain.
(3) The Education Directorate has been working with Ethical Clothing Australia and STOP THE TRAFFIK to identify providers that source clothing from an ethical supply chain.
(4) Schools are encouraged to understand where their uniforms come from and under what conditions they are made. The policy prompts schools to explore options for uniform suppliers where they know the working conditions and impact on the environment are of a certain standard. A principle for the implementation of the policy in schools is that wherever possible, uniforms should be sourced from ethical producers who are committed to an ethical supply chain and publish a list of their factories and suppliers. The Education Directorate has been working with Ethical Clothing Australia and STOP THE TRAFFIK to identify providers that source clothing from an ethical supply chain.
(Question No 1637)
Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 17 August 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):
Can the Minister provide statistics on the enforcement of the following specific road rules (a) failing to give way to pedestrians when turning, (b) exceeding 10 kilometres when cycling on a pedestrian crossing and (c) failing to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(a) The number of infringements issued by ACT Policing for the offence identified by the member is as follows: