Finance Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017- 2019 (Diversity@Finance)

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 and Inclusion Strategy 2017-2019 which aims to achieve greater diversity through collective contribution of all employees.

Our diversity outcomes require us to create and maintain a modern, agile and inclusive workplace which welcomes people from all racial, cultural, religious or social backgrounds.

Diversity@Finance Action Plan 2017-19

The Diversity@Finance Action Plan has been developed in consultation with relevant bodies both within, and external to Finance to accompany the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017-19. The purpose of the Action Plan is to identify the strategies and initiatives that will be undertaken by Finance in order to achieve the objectives within the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

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 represents the Australian community.

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

Gender Equality Action Plan 2017-19

In May 2016, the Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-19 was launched to address gender imbalance, and position the APS as a leader in gender equality.

Finance has developed an action plan using the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) diagnostic tool, which assessed our current gender equality status and gave us a realistic baseline. The action plan outlines activities to strengthen our gender equality indicators and performance.

Gender Equality Action Plan 2017-19 [PDF Document 1.8 MB]

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Last updated: 07 June 2017