Contracts with senior officers
At the date of reporting, other than normal contracts of employment of service, no senior officers, or firms of which senior officers are members, or entities in which senior officers have substantial interests, had any interests in existing or proposed contracts with the Commission and senior officers.
Unauthorised use of credit cards
In accordance with TI 321 Credit cards – Authorised Used and TI 903 the Commission acknowledges three instances where a corporate credit card was mistakenly used totalling $407.02.
Unauthorised use of credit cards
Other legal requirements
Expenditure on advertising, market research, polling and direct mail.
In accordance with section 175ZE of the Electoral Act 1907, the Commission incurred the following expenditure in market research, polling, direct mail and media advertising.
Expenditure on advertising, market research, polling and direct mail
Disability access and inclusion plan outcomes
The Commission developed its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, which will be reviewed during this financial year.
Initiatives in the current financial year to address the seven desired outcomes are set out below.
Desired outcome 1
People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, a public authority.
All functions held off the Commission’s premises are assessed to ensure access.
Desired outcome 2
People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of a public authority.
Access to Commission services has been improved by:
Redesign of the main reception area to provide improved access for all clients.
Desired outcome 3
People with disabilities receive information from a public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
Following the accessibility audit of the Commission’s website, a redesign and review was undertaken to ensure compliance with the State Government accessibility framework.
Desired outcome 4
People with disabilities receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of a public authority as other people receive from the staff of that public authority.
The Commission is a Companion Card participant and continues to provide information to clients about this program.
Reception and key staff have been trained in the use of the TTY (Telephone typewriter) service.
The Commission refers enquirers and complainants to appropriate disability advocacy and support services where required.
When working with hearing impaired people, Commission staff follow the client’s direction regarding their preferred choice of type of interpreter.
Desired outcome 5
People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to a public authority.
Complaint information and forms are available in hard copy and on the website.
The website was upgraded to comply with accessibility guidelines as well as providing for access by mobile devices, further improving access, including the ability to submit enquiries, complaints and training registrations online.
Desired outcome 6
People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by a public authority.
Venues, parking access, printed materials and presentations and any other special requirements of participants are addressed prior to any public consultation.
Desired outcome 7
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority.
The Commission promotes a culture of inclusiveness and seeks to ensure the workplace is free of impairment discrimination. Job vacancies are posted on the Commissions website which has been upgraded to comply with accessibility guidelines.