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)


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.