Diversity and inclusion in the public sector

Increasing representation and belonging of diverse people across all levels of the public sector workforce.

As the State’s largest employer, we recognise the importance of strengthening diversity and inclusion across all agencies, and are committed to doing so.

Setting diversity and inclusion as a priority and leading the way to achieving greater outcomes are key to accomplishing our twin goals: 

  1. workforce diversification: increasing the representation of people from different backgrounds at all levels across our sector
  2. workforce inclusion: ensuring all staff in the sector experience a sense of belonging and inclusion in the work environment.

Evidence shows that diversity and inclusion in the workforce are key to improving productivity and innovative thinking.

A diverse and inclusive workforce with an understanding of community needs and expectations can also respond better to a rapidly changing environment and ensure the best service is delivered. 

The Commission is progressing a sector-wide workforce diversification and inclusion strategy and six action plans. These will include activities for agencies to support the achievement of the twin goals.

Collectively, we can make the sector a place where people from all walks of life are empowered to better serve the community.

Learn more about the Commission’s diversity initiatives below:

Page reviewed 16 July 2020