LGBTIQ workplace inclusion
In line with our core values of accountability, integrity and respect, DJPR strives to have a workforce that reflects our diverse community and is inclusive of all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) people.
2020 saw DJPR publish guides to support trans and gender diverse team members and their managers, make online LGBTIQ awareness training available to all team members, participate in key LGBTIQ events and more.
DJPR celebrated LGBTIQ culture with its inaugural Pride Festival in June 2020, an initiative of the DJPR Pride Network that all team members were invited to participate in.
In 2021, we are focused on further delivering our LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy to strengthen our commitment to a more inclusive and supportive workplace for LGBTIQ people, building on the work already undertaken to promote LGBTIQ inclusion within the department. Key areas of focus include:
- Engagement and support of our employee network and LGBTIQ allies
- Ensuring our practices and policies are based on best practice to support outcomes for LGBTIQ team members, and
- Strengthening an inclusive workplace culture through our ongoing partnerships with LGBTIQ organisations.
Our focus areas will continue to be informed by our Pride Network, as well as participation in the Australian Workplace Equality Index and learnings from organisations including Pride in Diversity.
Pride Network for LGBTIQ+ Inclusion
DJPR’s LGBTIQ inclusion work is greatly enhanced by our active Pride Network, made up of LGBTIQ employees and allies. DJPR’s Pride Network is also an active member of the Victorian Public Sector Pride Network.
Pride in Diversity
DJPR is a member of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) workplace inclusion.
DJPR celebrates key events that recognise LGBTIQ people, such as Midsumma Festival, Transgender Day of Visibility, IDAHOBIT and Wear it Purple Day.
Page last updated: 23 March 2021