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May 2016 update—Inclusion Champions of Change

Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • The 2017 Policy Futures graduate program recruitment is under way. The department’s Cultural Capability Action Plan specifies 2 Indigenous-identified positions in the recruitment intake.
  • Diversity and inclusion workshops were held across the department to establish an action plan to continue the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Continuing to support women in leadership roles.

Public Service Commission

  • An approach to diversity targets across the sector is currently being designed to ensure the sector is reflective of the communities and stakeholders we serve.
  • Implementing an All Roles Flex initiative providing opportunities for flexible work arrangements for employees at all levels.
  • Supporting opportunities for women in leadership roles across the sector.

Department of Energy and Water Supply

  • The department has introduced a parent’s network to provide support.
  • Scoping a program to support staff with ageing parents.
  • Rolling out laptops to all staff to support greater flexibility and encourage mobility and productivity.
  • The department’s first Diversity and Inclusion Council meeting will have a disability focus.

Department of Health

  • The Aspiring Women Leaders’ Summit was attended by nearly 1000 delegates, 250 of whom were external to health.
  • Work Able Inclusion Placement has placed 5 vision impaired people in the program.Learnings will inform future workplace programs.

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

  • Introduced a Positive Parenting Program (PPP) within the department and will share learnings with the government’s Leadership Board.

Ongoing implementation of Not Now, Not Ever for workplaces including story sharing and briefing to Domestic and Family Violence Council.