2706. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to Table 1 of the 2018–19 Annual Report of the Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment which indicates that 88 percent of public sector agency workforce and diversity plans are overdue, and I ask:

(a)  which agencies currently have overdue workforce and diversity plans;

(b)  given that failure to submit plans impacts on the ability to implement strategies to mitigate the risk of discrimination and achieve diversity outcomes, does the McGowan Government intend to take action to address the overdue plans;

(c)  if yes to (b):

(i)  what action will be taken; and

(ii)  when; and

(d)  if no to (b), why not?

Hon Sue Ellery replied:

a)  Since preparing the Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment (DEOPE) annual report this percentage has reduced to 75% or 86 agencies, listed below.

Agricultural Produce Commission

Animal Resources Authority

Architects Board of Western Australia

Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Building and Construction Industry Training Board

Chemistry Centre (WA)

Child and Adolescent Health Service

Combat Sports Commission

Commission for Occupational Safety and Health

Commissioner of Main Roads

Conservation and Parks Commission

Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board

Corruption and Crime Commission

Country Housing Authority

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Department of Communities

Department of Finance

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Department of Treasury

Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment

East Metropolitan Health Service

Economic Regulation Authority

Environmental Protection Authority

Gascoyne Development Commission

Goldfields–Esperance Development Commission

Government Employees Superannuation Board

Health and Disability Services Complaints Office

Health Support Services

Housing Authority

Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia

Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia

Library Board of Western Australia

Liquor Commission

Lotteries Commission

Mental Health Commission

Mental Health Tribunal

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

North Metropolitan Health Service

North Regional TAFE

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Office of the Public Advocate

Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission Parliamentary Superannuation Board


Perth Theatre Trust

Pilbara Development Commission

Plumbers Licensing Board

Prisoners Review Board

Professional Standards Council

Public Sector Commission

Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

Public Trust Office

Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal of Western Australia

Rottnest Island Authority

Rural Business Development Corporation

Salary and Allowances Tribunal

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

Small Business Development Corporation


South Metropolitan Health Service

South Metropolitan TAFE

South Regional TAFE

Southwest Development Commission

State Supply Commission

Swan River Trust

The Burswood Park Board

The National Trust of Australia (W.A.)

The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Trust

Trustees of Public Education Endowment

WA Country Health Service

Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission

Western Australian Electoral Commission

Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation

Western Australian Institute of Sport

Western Australian Meat Industry Authority

Western Australian Museum

Western Australian Planning Commission

Western Australian Sports Centre Trust

Western Australian Tourism Commission

Wheatbelt Development Commission

(b)  Yes.

(c)      (i)–(ii) A key action of the Workforce Diversification Strategy, one of the Government’s public sector reform initiatives, is to clarify and simplify diversity reporting obligations. This strategy is currently in consultation.

(d) Not applicable.

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