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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Paper 1888


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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O th er I n itia t iv e s D epartm ent o f Law * M aternity Leave The D epartm en t is exam ining w ays in w hich fem ale em ployees on m ate rn ity leave m ight be encouraged to m ain ta in th e ir w ork skills. S uch encou ragem en t would be aim ed a t staff who in tend to re tu rn to w ork a t som e fu tu re tim e and could include opportun ities to u n d e rta k e part-tim e or relief w ork and to a tten d relevant tra in ing sem in ars to m ain ta in or u p g rade existing w ork skills. T his p roposal will benefit bo th the affected staff m em bers an d the D ep artm en t generally by providing the opportun ity for in te res ted sta ff to m a in ta in an ongoing involvem ent w ith, and a sense of inclusion in, the w orkplace th u s en su ring th a t th e ir eventual re tu rn to p e rm an en t w ork will be a m ore n a tu ra l and efficient process. Part-time work and working fro m home The D epartm en t h a s adopted a position of flexibility on th e su b jec t of p a rt-tim e w ork w herever possible. It is also exploring, for the longer term , the possibility of female professional staff w orking from hom e on selected projects. The u se of lap top com pu ters and advanced com puter technology will facilitate th is process. Police Force o f the Northern Territory Flexibility in Workplace Conditions P art-tim e em ploym ent on un p a id m atern ity leave an d general part-tim e em ploym ent p rac tices are being exam ined. R esearch is being conducted to estab lish if there is a need to provide opportun ities for part-tim e

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