Appendix 1 - Template for record of targeted recruitment strategy addressing special measure criteria

 

Description of recruitment strategy:

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Declaration of intention to fill the above position/s through a ‘special measure’:

The position/s will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and [select appropriate jurisdiction/s from: s 27 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)  / s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT) / s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) / s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) / ss 25 and/or 26 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas) / s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) / s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)].

  1. Why is the targeted recruitment strategy necessary? (Provide evidence that members of the racial group are disadvantaged because of their race)(for example data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, or Closing the Gap reports)

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  1. How will the targeted recruitment strategy promote equal opportunity for (and therefore provide a benefit to) members of a racial group?

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  1. Explain how the sole purpose of the targeted recruitment will be to promote equal opportunity for members of the disadvantaged group (and that it will be undertaken in good faith for that purpose)(Include here reference to any Reconciliation Action Plan or Indigenous Employment Strategy)

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  1. Explain how the targeted recruitment strategy is generally reasonable and proportionate, (including reasonably likely, appropriate and adapted to achieve its purpose) (include why alternatives are not possible or will be ineffective)

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  1. How long will the strategy continue, and how will the strategy’s success in achieving its purpose be measured? (explain timeframe for the strategy, any relevant employment targets and proposed time for review to assess whether the strategy is working)

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