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


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
  • 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).