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Diversity and Substantive Equality

Treasury is committed to encouraging and supporting diversity and equity in the workplace through building a culture that is inclusive and supportive and through the implementation and management of new and ongoing initiatives that support our diverse workforce. These have included:

  • continuing with a series of Women in the Workforce Q&A workshops in conjunction with other public sector agencies;
  • incorporation of cultural awareness training and disability awareness training into Treasury inductions to ensure staff are aware of expectations and standards required;
  • regular promotion and support of Women in Leadership events;
  • regular promotion and support of NAIDOC events;
  • support for people with a disability during recruitment and selection processes;
  • publishing of regular articles on diversity issues on our internal Intranet; and
  • promoting flexible work practices which support an essential work life balance.

Our current diversity profile is detailed below:

Diversity statistics (1) Treasury headcount at 30 June 2019 is 319.
(2) Of the 319 employees, 101 employees did not respond to the question on the survey in relation to Aboriginality.

Treasury's commitment to promoting equality and inclusion extends beyond meeting the minimum statutory obligations contained in anti‑discrimination legislation. To this end, the Department's vision for substantive equality focuses on developing staff and equipping them with the tools to effectively engage with and meet the needs of the community they serve. In achieving this vision, we continue to assess policies, processes and services to initially minimise, then eliminate, any unintended systemic discrimination that may be embedded in its business practices.