Advertising and market research
During 2018–19, the CGC made no payments to advertising or market research organisations that required disclosure under section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
Disability reporting occurs through the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020, as well as through the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the Service reports and Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin (see apsc.gov.au). High-level, two-yearly reports track progress against the strategy’s six outcome areas. These reports are available on the Department of Social Services website at dss.gov.au.
Freedom of information
Entities subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme. This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with Information Publication Scheme requirements. This plan is accessible from the CGC’s website at cgc.gov.au.
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance
The CGC does not have any direct responsibilities in relation to the administration of environmental sustainability legislation. However, it is mindful of its responsibilities to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Measures are in place to monitor and minimise the use of non-renewable energy. The CGC also has in place recycling systems for office supplies and general waste from workspaces and the staff kitchen.
Work health and safety
The CGC maintains a work health and safety policy and health and safety management arrangements that are compliant with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. An appropriately trained employee is appointed as first aid officer. The CGC has appointed the required number of fire wardens and provided training where appropriate.
In compliance with work health and safety requirements for the use of computers in the workplace, the CGC provides all employees with ergonomic furniture. Employees are given regular advice on the correct posture and keyboard techniques to reduce fatigue.
There were no accidents, dangerous events or injuries incurred by employees or visitors at the CGC’s workplaces during the year. The CGC received no directions or notices under parts 10 to 13 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.