1010.0 - ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, 2018-21  
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MESSAGE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN STATISTICIAN

Image: of Australian Statistician David W Kalisch at a desk


I am pleased to present the first ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy. It sets out the ABS’ intention to continue to create workplaces that are more inclusive, and recognises the importance of having a diverse workforce.

This strategy is a component of our overarching ABS Workforce Strategy that supports the ABS’ core purpose to inform Australia’s important decisions by partnering and innovating to deliver relevant, trusted, objective data, statistics and insights. The Strategy recognises our people are the key to successfully delivering this purpose.

The four goals contained in the Strategy make the case for an inclusive and diverse workforce and set out how we intend to achieve our aims.

I am committed to making the best use of the special skills and qualities of all our staff through strengthening an ABS workplace culture that fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalises on diversity. In this way, our staff will be able to bring their best to the workplace and continue to contribute to increasing and sustained ABS success.

I encourage you to engage with the ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, and personally take steps to ensure its success no matter your role because it is a responsibility for each one of us.


David W. Kalisch
Australian Statistician
Male Champion of Change