Current exemptions

Applying for a review of an exemption decision

You may apply to the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal if you want the Commissioner's exemption decision reviewed. This must be done within 28 days of when the exemption notice was published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette.

The exemptions below are listed with the most recently Gazetted at the top.

Vibrance Festival Pty Ltd and City of Hobart

Application no: 20/11/030

Date granted: 20/11/2020

Date of expiry: 28/02/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 02/12/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Vibrance Festival Pty Ltd in Partnership with City of Hobart to advertise and select a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist or team of Tasmanian Aboriginal artists to undertake a public art commission on the wall of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service building as part of the Vibrance street art festival in February 2021 on the basis that:

  • The commission of the art work and the Tasmanian Aboriginal artist mentorship program seeks to support the creative and professional development of a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist or team by partnering them with an established street artist to execute the mural; and
  • The project aims to create greater opportunities that support and celebrate Tasmanian Aboriginal contemporary culture through street art; and
  • The project aligns with the City of Hobart’s key strategic documents, including Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan 2020-2022 and Capital City Strategic Plan 2019-2029; and
  • The Vibrance Festival 2021 will support at least another 15 artists who will also be producing murals to ensure opportunities for inclusion in the festival for those who are excluded by the exemption.

Cancer Council Tasmania

Application no: 20/10/020

Date granted: 9/11/2020

Date of expiry: 11/11/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 18/11/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Cancer Council Tasmania to recruit and employ an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to the position of Aboriginal Quitline Counsellor and Liaison Officer on the basis that:

  • The position assists in the development and implementation of culturally safe and appropriate
    tobacco smoking cessation advice and counselling to Aboriginal people and Tasmania's Aboriginal
    community;
  • The Council's employment strategy is reviewed regularly to ensure it promotes equal
    opportunity in employment through an increase of representation and retention of Aboriginal and/or
    Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout the organisation; and
  • The position aligns with the Australian Government's  Closing the Gap Tackling Indigenous
    Smoking initiative and strategic framework to ensure Quitline services provides culturally safe
    services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia (Tasmania).

City of Hobart (By and About Women - Urban Art Wall 2021)

City of Hobart (By and About Women - Urban Art Wall 2021)

Application no: 20/10/053

Date granted: 11/11/2020

Date of expiry: 11/11/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 18/11/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the City of Hobart to advertise for and engage an artist who has lived experience as a woman (or a team of people with this experience), to paint a new mural celebrating the stories, contributions and/or spirit of women in Hobart, now or into the future, on the basis that:

  • The mural will be painted on the south wall of 91-97 Bathurst Street, Hobart during the 2021 Vibrance Festival; and
  • This particular project will be called 'By and About Women - Urban Art Wall 2021'; and
  • The project will provide opportunities for female artists who are generally underrepresented in the arts, including street art commissions; and
  • The mural will be launched on International Women's Day 2021; and
  • The Vibrance Festival event includes opportunities for a diverse range of artists to participate, with approximately 25 murals expected to be completed. Any artist who does not fit the above description will be able to apply as part of the open call for artists.

Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd

Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd

Application no: 20/10/032

Date granted: 09/11/2020

Date of expiry: 09/11/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 18/11/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd to advertise, recruit and employ five (5) female trainee Operators to participate in a traineeship with Nyrstar Hobart on the basis that:

  • Employing females in these positions will assist in building a more gender balanced workforce, as females are significantly under-represented at Nyrstar Hobart; and
  • Currently females represent approximately 6.5% of the total workforce at Nyrstar Hobart. The trainee Operator positions will be employed in the Production department, of which less than 1% of the current Operators are female; and
  • When Operator positions were advertised earlier in the year, only 3% of applications were from females; and
  • A total of eight trainee Operator positions are currently vacant. While five of these positions will be available only to females, the remaining three positions will be open to all applicants.

Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc

Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc

Exemption no: 20/07/064

Date granted: 07/10/2020

Date of expiry: 04/07/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 14/10/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions of Financial Counsellor, Trainee Financial Counsellor and Social Worker on the basis that:

    (i)    Womens Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc provides Tasmanian women with legal assistance and advice across many areas of law;

    (ii)  Women accessing the service generally expect other women to assist them;

    (iii) Womens Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc provides gendered assistance both in recognition of the barriers that women face within the legal system, and the gendered nature of family violence; and

    (iv) Those appointed to the identified positions will be working directly with women accessing Womens Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc through the Domestic Violence Units.

City of Hobart (Crowther Reinterpretation Project)

City of Hobart (Crowther Reinterpretation Project)

Application no: 20/09/001

Date granted: 18/09/2020

Date of expiry: 18/09/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 30/09/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit City of Hobart to select at least two (50%) of the four temporary public arts commissions (Crowther Reinterpretation Project) to be Tasmanian Aboriginal people on the basis that:

  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project is a commitment set out in the City of Hobart’s Aboriginal Commitment and Action Plan to truth telling across the city: Undertake an interpretation project to tell the layered story of Crowther in Franklin Square;
  • The aim of the Crowther Reinterpretation Project is to raise awareness of the complex and layered story of William Crowther and William Lanne and to act as a stimulus for discussion, ahead of the Council commissioning a permanent response to the monument within the next two years;
  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project team will work with the Project Advisory panel, which includes Tasmanian Aboriginal members Project Advisory to advise on selection; and
  • The Crowther Reinterpretation Project team will ensure that at least two of the four selected commissions are done by Tasmanian Aboriginal people providing equal opportunities to artists, craft practitioners and/or designers in the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.

Women's Health Tasmania Inc

Women's Health Tasmania Inc.

Application no: 20/07/088

Date granted: 28/08/2020

Date of expiry: 28/08/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 9/09/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Women's Health Tasmania Inc. to provide services to women only and for the benefit of women; recruit and employ women to work for the organisation; recruit women to the Board of Governance; and provide facilities to women and women's groups on the basis that:

  • Women's Health Tasmania Inc. has been offering women only services since the 1980s and is considered a safe place for women especially those vulnerable to health inequity; and
  • For some women a women's only service is important because they may have experienced violence and/or abuse by men, and for other women they may have a preference to see female health workers.

Relationships Australia Tasmania

Relationships Australia Tasmania

Application no: 20/07/051

Date granted: 29/07/2020

Date of expiry: 29/07/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 5/08/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Relationships Australia Tasmania to recruit and employ a female practitioner to work in the Men Engaging in New Strategies (‘MENS’) Program. This is to enable the program to be facilitated by a team of one man and one woman (state-wide) on the basis that:

  1. the aim of the MENS Program is to change the behaviours of male family violence perpetrators through providing intervention to improve the safety of family violence victims and their children;
  2. the recruitment of a female practitioner for the MENS program will ensure it can be co-facilitated by a man and a women according to best practice models; and
  3. The MENS Program is an action in the Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022.

Archdiocese of Hobart-Catholic Care Tasmania, Family and Relationship Counselling Program and Specialised Family Violence Program

Archdiocese of Hobart-CatholicCare Tasmania, Family and Relationship Counselling Program and Specialised Family Violence Program

Application no: 20/06/047

Date granted: 3/07/2020

Date of expiry: 3/07/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 15/07/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Roman Catholic Church Trust Corporation of The Archdiocese of Hobart trading as the Archdiocese of Hobart to advertise, recruit and employ one male only in the identified position of Family Counsellor / Family & Relationship Counsellor to be based in the south of the State, related to CatholicCare Tasmania's Family and Relationship Counselling Program and Specialised Family Violence Program (the Programs), on the basis that:

  • The Programs provide therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and children. In the case of working with children in particular, the gender of the counsellor can be an important consideration given the issues and needs of the child; and
  • The targeted family violence service delivers interventions using a whole-of-family approach to provide clients with a comprehensive and integrated service, and it is important to have male children’s counsellors to gender allocate where appropriate; and
  • CatholicCare Tasmania currently employs 14 counsellors, of which two are male. Demand for male-specific counselling in increasing State-wide, but in particular in the south; and
  • There is increasing demand for both children and adults to see male counsellors as a result of COVID-19 and generally in relation to family violence, which CatholicCare is currently unable to meet.

TasTAFE

Application no: 20/01/007

Date granted: 13/03/2020

Date of expiry: 13/03/2023

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 25/03/2020

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26

Description

This exemption was granted to permit TasTAFE to advertise for and enrol female students in the Women in ICT Pathways Program (The Program) on the basis that:

    (i) The Program has another 12 months remaining concluding in February 2021 with the possibility of delivery as a state-wide program in 2021;

    (ii) The Program aims to address the diversity in the ICT sector by providing greater opportunities for female students to study ICT and develop a career in the ICT industry;

    (iii) The Program has enabled a partnership between the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasTAFE.  ACS have recognised the Program as a key objective in their 2019-20 Annual Plan;

    (iv) The Program is a key action in the Tasmanian Government’s Tasmanian ICT Workforce Action Plan 2020-2023; and

    (v) The Program significantly increased female enrolments in the ICT Certificate III course in 2019 with a number of those graduates securing employment in the ICT industry. The Program is proving to provide greater employment opportunities for women seeking careers in the ICT industry.

Launceston City Council

Launceston City Council trading as Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Application no: 19/08/063

Date granted: 20/09/2019

Date of expiry: 20/09/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 25/09/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery to advertise for, recruit and employ an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the position of Aboriginal Learning Facilitator based at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in the Creative Arts and Cultural Services Directorate on the basis that:

  1. The purpose of the position is to collaboratively develop and deliver public and educational programs to support the Australian Curriculum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures; and
  2. The position will support school, local community and museum activities to close the gap in Aboriginal education and/or awareness outcomes and related initiatives; and
  3. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the leading cultural organisation within the Launceston region and seeks to define its relationship with the Aboriginal communities within the region through this identified position.

Anglicare Tasmania Inc

Anglicare Tasmania Inc

Application no: 19/07/012

Date granted: 24/07/2019

Date of expiry: 24/07/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 7/08/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Anglicare Tasmania Inc to recruit and employ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in spefically-designated Community Service Worker positions (approx. six (6) positions state-wide) on the basis that:

  1. The occupants of these positions provide support service to clients across the state who identify themselves as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and request a case manager who is Aboriginal;
  2. Anglicare continues to improve the delivery of services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders by allocating Aboriginal-designated Community Service Workers by request to its clients; and
  3. There is a growing need from Anglicare Support Services data for Aboriginal-designated staff.

Archdiocese of Hobart-CatholicCare Tasmania, Safe Choices Program

Archdiocese of Hobart - CatholicCare Tasmania, Safe Choices Program

Application no: 19/05/077

Date granted: 24/06/2019

Date of expiry: 24/06/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 03/07/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Archdiocese of Hobart to advertise, recruit and employ females only in the identified positions of Case Worker(s), Assessment Worker(s), Local Support Coordination Case Worker(s), Department of Social Services Local Support Training Coordinator(s), and State Coordinator(s) related to the Safe Choices program (the Program), on the basis that:

  • The program provides practical support, advice and referral services to people who are in violent relationships, including those who wish to leave those relationships; and
  • The program is an initiative of the Safe Homes, Safe Families, Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020; and
  • The majority of clients in the program are women who have been victims of family or sexual violence, and clients may feel safer to explore their issues with other women; and
  • In the majority of cases women escaping or living with family violence from male perpetrators do not feel comfortable seeing male workers and discussing intimate details of their relationship.

Australian Red Cross Society

Australian Red Cross Society

Exemption no: 19/05/076

Date granted: 13/06/2019

Date of expiry: 13/06/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 26/06/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Australian Red Cross Society to recruit and employ an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to the position of Customer Service Officer in its Head Office in Hobart on the basis that:

  • the position is consistent with the Australian Red Cross Society’s Indigenous Employment Programme, a continuing joint initiative between the Australian Red Cross Society and the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet;
  • the position is consistent with the Australian Red Cross Society’s aims developed in the Stronger Together – Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020 to guide the organisation’s policies and practices with recruiting, retaining and supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff, volunteers and members;
  • the position is consistent with the Australian Red Cross Society’s goal of continuing to increase its current Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce and ensuring its decisions are influenced, shaped and led by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff, volunteers and members; and
  • Australian Red Cross Society’s aims to support and provide continuing career opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people so they can be represented at all levels of the organisation.

Hobart City Council (Elizabeth Street Mall Information Centre development)

Hobart City Council (Elizabeth Street Mall Information Centre development)

Exemption no: 19/05/022

Date granted: 10/05/2019

Date of expiry: 10/05/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 12/06/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Hobart City Council to advertise for and engage an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist, craft practitioner or designer (or a collaboration of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists, craft practitioners or designers) to create a new artwork or install an existing artwork within the Elizabeth Street Mall Information Center development on the basis that:

  • The aim of the project is to acknowledge, pay recognition and respect to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and culture in Tasmania through a creative re-imagining of place and space; and
  • The work will honour, celebrate and respect the 60,000 years of continuing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture and spirituality within Tasmania; and
  • One of the aims of the project is to inspire curiosity and connection with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture; and
  • The successful artist(s) will identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and either currently reside or have been born in Tasmania.

Cooper Screen Academy

Cooper Screen Academy

Exemption no: 19/04/051

Date granted: 29/04/2019

Date of expiry: 29/04/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 15/05/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(f)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Cooper Screen Academy to advertise for and enrol women only in the screen acting course called 'TV MUMS' on the basis that:

  • Participants of the course do not have to be a Mum themselves, but instead could play a Mum on screen; and
  • The course will encourage and support women to participate and explore screen acting in an environment they may feel more comfortable in; and
  • The course aims to address the under-representation of women on screen by motivating and empowering participants to explore a career in acting.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Exemption no: 18/01/017(a)

Date granted: 30/04/2019

Date of expiry: 30/04/2022

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 08/05/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d), 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment trading as Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service to recruit and appoint a female and/or a male Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, whichever is required to maintain the gender and cultural representation of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, to the identified position(s) of member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (NPWAC) on the basis that:

  • NPWAC is a statutory body created to provide independent advice to the Minister on a range of matters associated with the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002.
  • NPWAC is represented by 10 members of equal gender representation on Council who have the skills and knowledge across a diverse range of activities important to the management of national parks and reserves across Tasmania. The 10 members include one male and one female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member position.
  • For gender equity and cultural reasons it is believed to be important to have both sexes represented from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community on the NPWAC.

University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

Exemption no: 19/03/011

Date granted: 18/04/2019

Date of expiry: 01/10/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 08/05/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering) to advertise, recruit and employ four female academics in the identified positions of:

  1. Lecturer Geoenvironment and Geometallurgy (School of Natural Sciences / Discipline of Earth Sciences / Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences);
  2. Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering (School of Engineering);
  3. Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor (School of Engineering); and
  4. Lecturer in Geology (School of Natural Sciences / Discipline of Earth Sciences / Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences).

This is on the basis that:

  • Females are significantly under-represented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM) nationally. In the University of Tasmania’s School of Natural Sciences and School of Engineering, 22% of staff are female.
  • By engaging more female academic staff, the University of Tasmania aspires to attract more female students into the College of Sciences and Engineering, and to increase participation and completion rates.
  • The University of Tasmania is keen to promote a greater level of female participation within the STEM fields and it is anticipated that these positions will directly assist in increasing female engagement.

Archdiocese of Hobart-Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service

Archdiocese of Hobart - Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service

Application no: 18/11/025

Date granted: 27/11/2018

Date of expiry: 27/11/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 12/12/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(c), 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Archdiocese of Hobart to advertise and employ women only in identified positions of Crisis Worker(s), Team Leader(s) and Manager(s) at the Annie Kenney Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service. The exemption was granted on the basis that:

  • discrimination is for the purposes of operating the Archdiocese of Hobart’s Annie Kenney Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation Service for young women aged between 13-21 years who may be experiencing violence, homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless;
  • being a woman is a genuine occupational requirement of working with women who require crisis accommodation and other services provided by Archdiocese of Hobart’s Annie Kenney Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation Service because staff working in these roles all have regular personal contact with the young women accessing the crisis accommodation services and the young women may be facing homelessness due to family violence involving a male perpetrator;
  • accommodation facilities provided by the Archdiocese of Hobart’s Annie Kenney Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation Service are for women and girls aged between 13 and 21 years and, as such, include residents who are girls under the age of 18 years; and
  • the services provided are aimed at empowering young women by providing sufficient support to enable them to progress towards meeting their goals as identified from assessment and within their case plans.

University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

Exemption no: 18/09/037

Date granted: 2/10/2018

Date of expiry: 2/10/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 10/10/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering) to recruit and employ a woman Lecturer in Chemistry in the College of Sciences and Engineering on the basis of:

  • promoting and increasing female participation in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) fields;
  • addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines and in senior lecturer roles, in particular STEMM fields; and
  • the initiative relates to the Athena SWAN program which aims to achieve a more equitable workforce at the University of Tasmania.

Karinya Young Women's Service Inc

Karinya Young Women's Service Inc

Exemption no: 18/08/043

Date granted: 27/09/2018

Date of expiry: 27/09/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 03/10/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(c), 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Karinya Young Women's Service Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions within the organisation on the basis that:

  • Karinya Young Women's Service Inc is a specialist homelessness service which is funded to provide immediate emergency accommodation to young women aged between 13 and 20 years of age; and
  • The shelter operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with usually one staff member supervising up to 7 young women at any one time.

Jireh House Association Inc

Jireh House Association Inc

Exemption no: 18/08/033

Date granted: 12/09/2018

Date of expiry: 12/09/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 19/09/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Jireh House Association Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions within the organisation on the basis that:

  • Jireh House Association Inc operates a crisis accommodation and support service for women, and women with children, who have become homeless due to domestic violence and/or other life crises; and
  • Being a women is a genuine occupational requirement of working with women who require crisis accommodation and other support services provided by Jireh House Association Inc because staff members in these roles all have regular personal contact with women escaping domestic violence (where the perpetrator is usually male).

Hobart City Council (Community Development Officer)

Hobart City Council (Community Development Officer)

Exemption no: 18/08/036

Date granted: 10/09/2018

Date of expiry: 10/09/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 19/09/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Hobart City Council to recruit and employ an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to the identified position of Community Development Officer in the Community and Culture division within the Council on the basis that the position will:

  • Support the reconciliation objectives of the Hobart City Council, including the strengthening of partnerships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Tasmania;
  • maintain a current and broad understanding of issues and concerns relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Tasmania;
  • Support the Community Participation Coordinator to develop and implement appropriate policy frameworks and promote best practice in the area of Aboriginal engagement and inclusion across all areas of Council; and
  • Work with the community and culture team to support and deliver other community development and social inclusion initiatives as needed.

Tasmania University Union Inc

Tasmania University Union Inc

Exemption no: 18/08/024

Date granted: 06/09/2018

Date of expiry: 06/09/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 12/09/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d), 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Tasmania University Union Inc to restrict nominations for the student representative positions of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Representative; Disabilities Student Representative; International Student Representative; Queer Student Representative; and Women's Student Representative. The restrictions outlined in the exemption order are on the basis that those candidates can share their individual experiences and can speak and advocate from those experiences for students with similar identities.

Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc

Exemption no: 18/06/012

Date granted: 14/07/2018

Date of expiry: 04/07/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 11/07/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions within the organisation for the purposes of:

  • a) providing Tasmanian women with legal assistance and advice across many areas of law; and
  • b) providing a safe and un-threatening working environment to its clients in particular, women addressing family violence issues accessing these services on a daily basis.

Shebah Pty Ltd

Shebah Pty Ltd

Exemption no: 18/05/028

Date granted: 22/06/2018

Date of expiry: 22/06/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 27/06/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d), 27(1)(f)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Shebah Pty Ltd to recruit and employ female drivers only to operate a ridesharing service in Tasmania; and for these female drivers to only drive other females, primary school-aged children (boys and girls), boys up to 18 years of age if accompanied by a female guardian, and a man travelling with his female partner and baby in need of a baby seat or child in need of a booster seat if this has been pre-booked with Shebah and the driver has agreed, on the basis that:

  • Females may feel uncomfortable becoming standard taxi or ride share drivers due to security concerns and feeling intimidated and scared for their safety due to male passengers;
  • Promoting female drivers, promotes equal employment opportunities as taxi and ride sharing drivers are predominantly male;
  • Females may feel intimidated and scared for their safety due to prior negative experiences, when using standard taxi or ride share services;
  • Due to religious beliefs, some females may not travel in a car alone with a male driver who is not a relative; and
  • Females who have previously been subjected to intimidation, abuse, sexual assault or domestic violence, and elderly women who are particularly vulnerable, may lack the confidence or be too intimidated to use a service provided predominantly by men when using standard taxi or ride share services.

ParaQuad Association of Tasmania Inc

ParaQuad Association of Tasmania Inc.

Exemption no: 18/05/045

Date granted: 21/06/2018

Date of expiry: 21/06/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 27/6/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 45

Description

This exemption was granted to permit ParaQuad Association of Tasmania Inc to recruit and employ only individuals with a physical disability in the identified positions of BodySafe Education Program Presenter and Peer Support Officer for the purposes of:

  • Providing support in conjunction with the Community Rehabilitation Unit to those with newly acquired spinal cord injury (Peer Support Officer);
  • Providing a curriculum endorsed risk mitigation program to students in years 9 -12 (BodySafe Education Program Presenter);
  • Informing and educating the general community on issues impacting people with physical disability as well as offering peer support and practical knowledge to others with physical disability, particularly those that are newly disabled; and
  • Providing employment opportunities to people with physical disability through the programs provided by ParaQuad Association of Tasmania Inc.

Montagu Community Living Inc

Montagu Community Living Inc

Exemption no: 18/05/007

Date granted: 18/05/2018

Date of expiry: 18/05/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 23/05/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Montagu Community Living Inc to recruit and employ an individual with a disability in the position of Trainee to undertake administrative and reception duties, on the basis that:

  • Montagu Community Living provides support to people who have an intellectual or physical disability; and
  • It is believed that a person with a disability is best placed to engage with and direct other people with a disability, in terms of their welfare and the services available through Montagu Community Living; and
  • People accessing support services through Montagu Community Living may see the employment of a person with a disability as motivational for their own aspirations.

Down Syndrome Tasmania Inc

Down Syndrome Tasmania Inc

Exemption no: 18/04/046

Date granted: 14/05/2018

Date of expiry: 14/05/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 23/05/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Down Syndrome Tasmania Inc to restrict participation of dancers in its BrightStars dancing group (excluding support persons) to people with Down Syndrome on the basis that the restriction is for the purposes of:

  • To promote social equality for persons with Down Syndrome; and
  • Encouraging persons with Down Syndrome to develop self-confidence and reach their full potential through the association's programs including BrightStars dance group; and
  • Ensuring that resources of Down Syndrome Tasmania Inc and staff expertise is used appropriately for the benefit of people with Down Syndrome.

Kingborough Council-Young Women's Support Program

Kingborough Council-Young Women's Support Program

Exemption no: 18/03/024

Date granted: 19/04/2018

Date of expiry: 19/04/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 25/04/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Kingborough Council to provide a support program specifically for young women aged 12-24 (inclusive) who relate to the specific targeted group for the program on the basis that:

  • The targeted group may include young women who are at risk of disengaging in school or who have disengaged partially or completely; and
  • The targeted group may include participants that have learning difficulties, mental health, drug and/or alcohol or behavioural issues or are lacking family support or stability; and
  • The program aims to support the participants through educating them on various topics including mental health and wellbeing with the support of program co-ordinators and mentors; and
  • The program will be run in partnership with Kingston High School, Taroona High School, Colony 47, PCYC and the Drug Education Network (DEN).

Yemaya Women's Support Service Inc

Yemaya Women's Support Service Inc

Exemption no: 18/03/008

Date granted: 22/03/2018

Date of expiry: 22/03/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 28/03/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Yemaya Women's Support Service Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions of Coordinator / Counsellor / Community Development Worker/s on the basis that:

  • The discrimination is for the purposes of operating a Yemaya Women's Support Service providing medium to long term support for women who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic violence.
  • The exemption is only sought in relation to positions identified that work directly with the clients of this service.
  • Being a woman is a genuine occupational requirement of working with vulnerable women and children experiencing homelessness and/or domestic or family violence.

Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning Inc

Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning Inc

Exemption no: 18/02/014

Date granted: 07/03/2018

Date of expiry: 07/03/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 14/03/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(f)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning Inc auspicing Students Against Racism to advertise and host women-only events called Women's Business on the basis that:

  • The Women's Business events encourage and support women of migrant, refugee and/or asylum seeker backgrounds to participate and celebrate their cultural differences through storytelling and song to explore the cultural heritage of the women, and fashion and performances of their homelands, without fear of disrespecting their culture; and
  • Respecting the participating women's cultures by excluding men from attending the Women's Business events.

Warrawee Women's Shelter

Warrawee Committee Inc

Exemption no: 17/12/015

Date granted: 03/01/2018

Date of expiry: 03/01/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 10/01/2018

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption has been granted to permit Warrawee Committee Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions of Child Support Worker, Offsite Worker and Shelter Services Co-ordinator at Warrawee Women's Shelter (A crisis accommodation service for women and children escaping homelessness and/or domestic or family violence).

Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc

Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc

Exemption no: 17/07/005(a) Amended Exemption

Amended Order granted: 12/12/2017

Date of expiry: 12/12/2020

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette:

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 41

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc to advertise, recruit and employ people based on their cultural background on the basis that:

  • This is to support specific communities in accessing services, information and support that the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc is funded to supply; and
  • By employing a member of a specific community, it will increase the quality of communication, learning and relationships with the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tas) Inc for other members of that particular community; and
  • The specific positions this exemption applies to are Projects Bicultural Workers.