The Queensland public sector is committed to creating a diverse workforce, representative of the community we serve, and workplaces where everyone feels safe, respected and included.
The Inclusion and diversity strategy 2021–2025 recognises the benefits of leveraging the experiences and perspectives of all employees in creating inclusive workplaces. It provides:
- progress against diversity targets
- Working for Queensland inclusion measure results
- emerging trends
- areas of focus
- the sector-wide inclusion and diversity governance framework.
Find out more about what you can do within your workplace to increase representation, enable equitable opportunity and foster inclusion for all employees. This strategy sets out a vision for all employees, including:
- people with disability
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- culturally and linguistically diverse people
- the LGBTIQ+ community
- young people
- older people.
Strategies and frameworks
Whole-of-government strategies and frameworks that enable and support inclusion and diversity within the public sector include:
- Moving Ahead: a strategic approach to increasing the participation of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland’s economy 2016–2022
- Cultural capability plans
- Queensland multicultural policy – our story, our future and multicultural action plan
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework
- Disability service plans
- Disabling the barriers to employment in the Queensland public sector implementation plan 2021
- Queensland public sector LGBTIQ+ inclusion strategy
- Queensland women’s strategy
- gender equality action plans
- agency-specific activities that support inclusion and diversity.
We have legislation that supports employment equity, ethical behaviour, and anti-discrimination which we must follow:
- Human Right Act 2019
- Disability Services Act 2006
- Public Service Act 2008
- Industrial Relations Act 2016
- Public Sector Ethics Act 1994
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Race Discrimination Act 1975
- Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
For more information contact the Public Service Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.