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Invest in and value our diverse workforce

We are fostering a workplace culture that supports learning, diversity of thought and helps us to manage our health and wellbeing.

Diversity of thought, experience and opinion sets our department apart from others. This year we developed the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017–19, which outlines a two-year program of work, focused on six core workforce groups:

  • gender equity
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
  • employees with a disability
  • employees from a non-English speaking background
  • employees who identify as LGBTIQ+
  • multi-generational workforce.

While we acknowledge each of these groups is equally important, the focus in 2017–18 will be on building gender equity across the department, with a focus on women in leadership; and improving and sustaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce participation.

Supporting gender equity

Women in leadership positions of Senior Officer and above grew 5.5% in 2016–17.


Women in leadership

36.93% senior leaders. 46.49% leaders.

79%
EEO Survey
Completion
1.24%
A&TSI 1
15.44%
NESB 3
3.36%
EWD 2
57.57%
WOMEN

  1. A&TSI: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  2. EWD: Employees with a disability
  3. NESB: Non-English-speaking background
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Last updated
9 October 2017
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