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The Treasury supports carers and ensures they have the same rights, choices and opportunities as other Australians regardless of age, race, gender, disability, sexuality, religious or political beliefs, cultural or linguistic heritage and socioeconomic status or locality.
The Treasury’s carer support framework includes:
- a non-discriminatory definition of family in the Treasury Enterprise Agreement 2015-18 that recognises relatives by blood, marriage, strong traditional or ceremonial affinity and genuine domestic or household relationships;
- family-friendly work arrangements such as access to flexible working arrangements, carer’s rooms, carer’s leave and being a breastfeeding accredited workplace;
- access to accumulated personal leave to care for sick family and household members, or people they have caring responsibilities for, and unpaid carer’s leave to care for or support family or household members, or if an unexpected family or household emergency arises;
- access to the Employee Assistance Program for free, professional and confidential counselling for staff, their immediate family members and people they have a close relationship with; and
- access to an onsite childcare facility in Canberra.