CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON GOVERNMENT BOARDS ADVERTISEMENT

My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning and it concerns a government quango advertisement.

These advertisements suggest applicants interested in the Building Appeals Board, the Building Advisory Council, the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, the Plumbing Advisory Council and the Victorian Building Authority should go to the Get On Board website. However, the ad only references 'women, Aboriginal Victorians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’ as being 'encouraged to apply’.

I just noticed there is no mention of political allegiance either. You would assume the minister would be looking for the most experienced and expert of individuals.

I am just wondering whether the minister is condoning deliberate discrimination, or is this a clerical error?

7 March 2019