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For construction related procurement the standard Request for Tender template also requires tenderers to complete an Ethical Suppliers Declaration (ESD). Part of this Declaration requires tenderers to advise of any breaches, proceedings or convictions with any Prescribed Legislation in the 24 months preceding the date of the Declaration. Prescribed Legislation includes the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) and the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth).

(4) Apart from the Territory’s position not to enter into contract with a party deemed non-compliant with the Gender Act, for Goods and Services Procurement there is no current requirement in tender processes to specifically consider issues related to substantiated sexual harassment claims and breaches of discrimination law. However cases where these issues would constitute a significant risk in the procurement, such as working with vulnerable people, the Territory would request evidence of the tenderers’ methodologies to address these risks to be considered as part of the assessment.

For construction related procurement under current Ethical Suppliers Declaration (ESD) requirements (substantially duplicated in the Secure Local Jobs Package) Adverse Rulings on matters such as sexual harassment and breaches of discrimination law will negatively affect the assessment of a tender by the company. If the company is part of the current Industrial Relation and Employment (IRE) or future Secure Local Jobs Code, their certification could also be removed preventing them from successfully tendering for government work.

Domestic and family violence—family safety hub
(Question No 1649)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, upon notice, on 17 August 2018:

(1) On what date was the Family Safety Hub established.

(2) What is the breakdown of all operational costs (including office space leasing, staffing etc.) for the Family Safety Hub for the following financial years (a) 2016-2017 and (b) 2017-2018.

(3) Will the Family Safety Hub be relocating in the near future; if so, (a) what is the reason for relocating the Hub, (b) where will the Hub be located and (c) what will be the anticipates costs in office space leasing for the new location.

(4) How many full-time equivalent staff have been employed at the Family Safety Hub for the following financial years (a) 2016-2017 and (b) 2017-2018.

(5) What is the employment classification for each staff member of the Family Safety Hub.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Family Safety Hub was officially launched on 11 May 2018.

(2) Operational costs for the Family Safety Hub:

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