ACT Legislative Assembly


Inquiry into the Employment of people with disabilities

The Committee is currently receiving public submissions. Submissions are requested by c.o.b. 26 April 2017 (electronic lodgment is preferred). Submissions can be sent to committees@parliament.act.gov.au. If you would like to make a submission but will have trouble meeting this deadline, please contact the committee secretary. Please note that submissions will be made publically available, unless otherwise indicated.

Please feel free to pass this information to other people/organisations you feel may be interested in the inquiry. 

For further information about the inquiry please contact the Committee Secretary, Kate Harkins on (02) 6207 0524 or at kate.harkins@parliament.act.gov.au.

For information on making a submission, please see http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/399184/Witness-guide-2013-05-31-final.pdf

Terms of Reference

The Committee notes that the:

(a) employment rate of people with disability in the ACT Public Service is 2.2 percent as at June 2016;

(b) Australian Human Rights Commission report, Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability found the ACT to be the only jurisdiction with an increase in the employment of people with disability over the 2013-15 period; and

(c) ACT Government’s new Office for Disability and Disability Reference Group has been established to provide strategic policy advice on disability issues.

As such, the Committee undertakes to inquire into and report on the employment of people with disabilities, with particular reference to:

  • the implementation of the ACT Public Service Disability Employment Strategy;
  • the effectiveness of current attraction and retention programs in the ACT Public Service;
  • the effectiveness of current attraction and retention programs for ACT based private enterprise and community organisations;
  • data collection, monitoring and reporting mechanisms;
  • relevant experiences and learnings from Australian State, Commonwealth and international jurisdictions;
  • the applicability to the ACT Public Service, of recommendations and findings from the report Employing people with disability in the APS published by the University of Canberra;
  • gender related matters that intersect with the employment of people with disabilities;
  • any other relevant matter.

The Committee will report back to the Legislative Assembly before the last sitting day of 2017.

The Committee is currently receiving public submissions. You can make a submission before 26 April 2017. Submissions can be sent to committees@parliament.act.gov.au.

Please note that submissions will be made publically available, unless otherwise indicated. For any other information, please contact the Committee Secretary.

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