“The Department has an active interest in supporting the LGBTI+ community through recognition of important events and actions, it is also a member of national action groups to effect change in the workspace at all levels. New staff members from within the community can be confident they are entering an organisation serious about creating an inclusive environment.”
Support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex staff in the Department
The Department is committed to providing a safe and supportive workplace for all lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) staff. Gender is a complex topic, particularly if we try to define or label it. As an organisation, we are accepting of who people are, and support staff in bringing their authentic selves to work.
The Department participates in the annual Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – a national benchmark on LGBTI+ workplace inclusion and is a member of Pride in Diversity (PiD), Australia's first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI+ workplace inclusion.
LGBTI+ Staff and Allies Network
The LGBTI+ Staff and Allies Network, which is open to all staff, raises awareness and supports LGBTI+ inclusion in the workplace. The role of the network is to connect LGBTI+ staff and allies through professional and social networking opportunities, and to increase LGBTI+ visibility across the workforce.