Diversity & Inclusion
Our mission is to create a culture and environment that encourages and fosters people of all backgrounds, and with differing experiences, to thrive – both on and offline. This isn’t a linear journey. We don’t work hard at being diverse and inclusive and and arrive at perfection. All our polices are living documents – the only thing they have in common is progress.
At the end of 2019, we began working with Hueman Equity Consulting, an organisation with expertise in inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, equity, and reconciliation. They provided us with a list of 38 recommendations that we’ve begun to implement and are tracking their development. Further, we’ve been documenting our processes on our blog, and are open to feedback, collaboration, and sharing of our policies and procedures.
These definitions have been taken from Buffer‘s diversity and inclusion guide.
Differences between people on an individual level (e.g. ability, learning styles, and life experiences) or group/social level (e.g. race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations). In the workplace, diversity involves a shared “understanding, acceptance, and value that is placed on the differences between coworkers.
A dynamic state of operating in which diversity is leveraged to create a fair, healthy, and high-performing organisation or community. An inclusive environment ensures equitable access to resources and opportunities for all. It also enables individuals and groups to feel safe, respected, engaged, motivated, and valued, for who they are and for their contributions toward organisational and societal goals.
Diversity & Inclusion at Code for Australia
Our work is based on the belief that the problems we face cannot be solved unless a greater number and diversity of people become involved in civic life and have input into critical community issues. The current situation – where few participate and public institutions don’t reflect the interests or demographics of the people they serve – is a dead end. Reinventing government for the 21st Century can only happen if new ideas and priorities can gain a purchase in the public sector, and that won’t happen without broadening the spectrum of people who have a hand in shaping public life.
Diversity & Inclusion in our partnerships
Diversity & Inclusion in the tech sector
Diversity & Inclusion in our organisation
Policies & Resources
We encourage you to explore our Cultural Competency Trello Board which includes a variety of useful resources we employ in our continual work to create the kind of workplace and community where everyone can thrive.
Discrimination & Harassment
Transgender & Non Binary Policy
Code of Conduct
Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Get in touch.
We’re incredibly keen to hear feedback, to collaborate and to share our policies with others. If you’d like to get in touch please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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