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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity helps us to:

  • be more innovative
  • develop good policy
  • better understand and serve our clients
  • attract a wide range of talented staff.

Our inclusive workplace understands and respects differences, such as:

  • age
  • caring responsibilities
  • cultural background
  • disability
  • educational level
  • ethnicity
  • gender expression
  • Intersex status
  • religious beliefs
  • sexual orientation.

Our action plans

We have action plans to support an inclusive and diverse workforce, including our:

Champions promoting diversity

Our senior executives play an important role as champions, providing leadership that creates a positive and inclusive workplace.

Our champions include:

  • Disability and Carers Champions
  • Health Pride Champions
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Champions
  • Multicultural Champions.

Staff networks

We give staff a voice and encourage action on diversity issues.

Our Networks include:

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network, including a Friends of the Network for non-Indigenous staff
  • Disability and Carers Network
  • Health Pride Network
  • Gender Equality Network
  • Multicultural Network.

We encourage all staff to join a network.

Who we work with

We are members of:

  • Reconciliation Australia — a support organisation that promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community.
  • Pride in Diversity — an employer support program that encourages Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) workplace inclusion.
  • Australian Network on Disability — a national organisation that helps employers to welcome people with disability in all aspects of business. We are a Gold member.
  • Diversity Council of Australia — an independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We recently attained Bronze status through the Australian Workplace Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on LGBTI workplace inclusion.

Australian Network on Disability Gold Member logo

Australian Network on Disability gold member logo

Diversity Council Australia logo

Pride in diversity logo

Pride in diversity logo

Reconciliation Australia logo

Reconciliation Australia logo

AWEI Bronze Employer 2018 logo

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and career development

We attract and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff through:

Last updated: 
18 September 2018