Finance Diversity Strategy 2017- 2019

A diverse workforce enables the Department of Finance (Finance) to have a greater appreciation of different ways of thinking and working, with open and inclusive employment practices attracting talented staff from all groups within the community.

To achieve improved workplace diversity Finance has implemented a Diversity Strategy 2017-2019 which aims to increase the representation and support for the following identified diversity groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • people with disability; and
  • women in senior management.

Finance's Diversity Strategy puts measures in place to overcome the disadvantage faced by some groups within our community. Measures that stem from this Diversity Strategy include Finance's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2019 and the Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2018.

Diversity Action Plan

A Diversity Action Plan (DAP) has been developed in consultation with relevant bodies both within, and external to Finance. The purpose of the DAP is to identify the strategies and initiatives that will be undertaken by Finance in order to achieve the objectives outlined in relation to people within identified diversity groups, as specified within the Diversity Strategy.

This DAP supports the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 External Links which was agreed by COAG in 2011, and was reviewed by the Australian Network on Disability External Links, as part of Finance's Gold Membership.

Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2018

Finance is committed to strengthening inclusive practices and increasing its efforts to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians by forging and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships.

Finance's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed in consultation with staff of all cultures, through committees and networks, to ensure its implementation will provide positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. It has also been developed to support Finance's Strategic Plan.

Finance recognises that as a central agency within the Australian Public Service, it is essential that it promotes reconciliation and ensures the structure of its workforce honestly represents the Australian community.

This RAP is supported by Reconciliation Australia External Links, the Finance Diversity Network and the Finance Indigenous Staff Network.

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Last updated: 30 March 2017