The NSW Government’s Plan for Aboriginal Affairs: Education, Employment and Accountability was launched in April 2013. OCHRE has been informed by consultation with over 2000 Aboriginal people, undertaken by the Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs.
OCHRE identifies the NSW public service as a major employer with a role to play in demonstrating good practice in Aboriginal employment. Accordingly, the NSW Public Service Commission, in collaboration with Departments and agencies, is focusing on Aboriginal employment and career development to boost both the number of Aboriginal people in employment and their representation in decision-making roles.
This Aboriginal Employment Strategy includes concrete actions to strengthen cultural competence and understanding in the NSW Public Sector. The Public Service Commission recognises that genuine partnership with Aboriginal Public Sector employees is key to achieving positive employment outcomes, and consultation with Aboriginal people will be a priority in developing and implementing action items contained in this Strategy.