Graduate Development Program: Diverse and Inclusive Department
The department prides itself on being an employer of choice that embraces the rich diversity of our staff. Diversity covers gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religious belief and family responsibility. It also refers to educational level, life experience, work experience, socio-economic background, personality and marital status. Through its committees, networks and Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019–21, the department continues to build and support a workforce that mirrors the diversity of the Australian community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff National Committee
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff National Committee has been established to advise the department about the interests, perspectives and concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
The Vision of the Pride Committee is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) Australians, and ensure an accepting workplace culture for employees. All employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and to bring their diverse experience to the work of the department.
Staff on the Committee contribute to the promotion and implementation of the diversity and equity policies, strategies and communications in an integrated and co-ordinated manner.
Disability and Carers Committee
The Disability and Carers Committee represents the interests, perspectives and concerns of staff with a disability and staff who care for someone with a disability.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Committee
The CALD Committee supports employees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to share learnings, promote professional development opportunities, improve awareness and drive cultural change.