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




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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em ploym ent, p a rticu larly for tra ined officers a b se n t on m atern ity or p a re n ta l leave. Rem ote A rea Staffing D uring 1993 fem ale m em bers have been selected for tra n s fe r to rem ote locations w hich h ad previously been filled by m ales only. Y uendum u an d Port K eats Police S ta tions have the ir first fem ale officer. Police Auxiliaries and Police A ides Thirty-five auxiliaries are employed by the N orthern T erritory Police. Of these, seventeen are wom en. While there are no fem ale police a ides p resen tly em ployed, nom inations of fem ales are actively being so u g h t from com m unities. Conservation Com m ission o f the Northern Territory The C om m ission h a s in troduced part-tim e job sh a rin g em ploym ent w ith in the ad m in istra tio n division and som e of the professional u n its and is reviewing the s itu a tio n of its sh o rt-te rm em ploym ent p rocedures w ith in isolated localities. The C om m ission h a s also formed an in te rn a l w orking p a rty to review all is su e s relevant to fem ale em ployees w ith in the C om m ission an d to recom m end app rop ria te responses for im plem enta tion by the C om m ission. Aboriginal E m ploym ent and Career D evelopm ent S tra tegy The C om m ission 's Aboriginal E m ploym ent and C areer D evelopm ent S tra tegy will also increase opportun ities for A boriginal wom en. Aboriginal w om en have show n p a rticu la r in te res t in th e e thno -bo tany program w hich em phasises the m edicinal va lues an d u se s of p lan ts .