1010.0 - ABS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, 2018-21  
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STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

An inclusive and diverse workforce will provide the ABS with the experience, knowledge and capability to design and deliver services which meet the needs of the people making important decisions across Australia.

The Strategy brings together our inclusion and diversity goals, desired results, demonstrates our commitment to an inclusive and diverse organisation, and supports the delivery of the following:


Alignment to

ABS Corporate Plan 2017-2021Strategy 2: Transform the ABS for the Future - the ABS builds the capability of employees, driving cultural change and improving performance.

ABS Workforce Strategy 2015-2019Strategy 3: Build a high performing culture and improve our diversity.

ABS Transformation GoalsPeople: We have a diverse, expert, motivated and agile workforce.
Culture: We are high performing, aligned, engaged, innovative and accountable.



The strategy also supports the fostering of inclusion and diversity in the workplace set out in the Public Service Act 1999, as outlined in the APS Employment Principles and supported by the APS Values and Code of Conduct.

This strategy will be supported by relevant action plans which foster an inclusive working environment and diverse workforce, for example:
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex plus (LGBTI+)
  • Gender Equity
  • Disability (including Neurodiversity and Carers)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD).