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An inclusive place to work

The NSW Government values the diversity of the communities we serve and expects that our workforce reflects those communities. We are therefore committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in everything we do. One of the main reasons people choose to work for the NSW public sector is to make a positive difference to the lives of the people of NSW. Whether you are delivering services or designing policies, there is a place for everyone, inclusive of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and personal commitments.

The Premier of New South Wales has set a series of goals to improve diversity and inclusion within the NSW government sector by 2025, including:

  • 50% of senior leadership roles held by women 
  • doubling the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in senior leadership roles from a baseline of 57 (in 2014) to 114. 
  • reaching 5.6% representation of people with disability.

We are making good progress. In 2018, representation of women in the government sector’s senior leadership reached 38.7% (from 33.4% in 2014) and representation of Aboriginal senior leaders reached 87.

Everyone has a role to play in building our diverse and inclusive workforce – progress depends on all of us.


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