We have an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity and actively promote, value and support diversity among our employees.

Our 3 year Diversity and Inclusion Strategy helps focus our efforts and ensure our workforce reflects, respects and benefits from diverse communities including Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, carers, LGBTQI+ and people with disability.

Our Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Action Plan, Gender Equality Action Plan 2017–2019 and Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–19 outlines the actions we’re undertaking in the diversity and inclusion space.

Australian Network On Disability
Australian Network On Disability

We are a Gold Member of the Australian Network on Disability, which supports organisations to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.

Pride in Diversity
Pride in Diversity

We are a member of Pride in Diversity, a program that assists employers with all aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) inclusion.

Panel Pledge
Panel Pledge

We are committed to ensuring perspectives of women are represented at conferences and on panels through the Panel Pledge.

Watch: You can ask that – Indigenous staff

For NAIDOC Week 2019, 2 members of our Indigenous Staff Network were filmed answering questions about their culture.

Watch: Inclusion starts with I (Wear it Purple Day 2018)

For Wear it Purple Day 2018, staff from our Pride and Allies Network talk about the importance of inclusion in the workplace.

Gender Action Plan 2017–2019

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We are working to improve Gender Equality in the Department of Communications and the Arts. Our Gender Equality Action Plan 2017–19 outlines our work to achieve this goal.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016–2019

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We promotes an innovative, competitive, communications sector, encourages excellence in the arts, and supports cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture. To be the best we can be, we will have an inclusive and professional workplace that values, respects and supports diversity and inclusion.