Our collaborators

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Carbon Creative

Carbon Creative

In 2005 proud Birri Gubba man, Wayne Denning saw an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of his fellow Indigenous Australians. After more than a decade of working on landmark government policies in Native Title and Land Rights, Wayne’s vision put storytelling and creativity front and centre with the goal of changing hearts and minds on a grand scale. Carbon Creative was born – a social change creative agency with impact. From the mainstream to the marginalised, Carbon helps tackle the big issues for diverse audiences. In the hands and minds of a dedicated team of specialist creatives and strategists, clients are Carbon’s partners in making good.

Carbon Creative was engaged by International Education Services and SBS to create the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Course.

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Core Inclusion

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Diversity Council Australia

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They provide unique research, inspiring events and programs, curated resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions to a community of member organisations. DCA has over 900 members, many of whom are Australia’s business diversity leaders and biggest employers. DCA members are estimated to employ nearly two million Australians, representing up to 20% of the workforce.

DCA, formerly known as the Council for Equal Opportunity in Employment Ltd, was established in 1985 as a joint initiative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Business Council of Australia to demonstrate the business community's commitment to equal opportunity for women. Now the focus of DCA has expanded to cover all aspects of diversity in employment, reflecting changes in practice to embrace all areas of the diversity of human resources.

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ACON is Australia’s largest health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Established in 1985, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.

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Pride in Diversity

Pride in Diversity is one of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, launched in February 2010 as the national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI inclusion. The program provides advice, guidance and expertise to Australian employers nationally. Pride in Diversity supports member organisations in their pursuit of best practice, LGBTI cultural inclusivity and the attraction and retention of talent through the adoption of progressive inclusive policy, practice and behaviours.

Pride in Diversity offers a series of publications. Titles include:

  • LGBTI Domestic & Family Violence – A guide to best practice for workplace policy
  • Employers’ Guide to Intersex Inclusion
  • Count Me In Mini Ally Guide

These are available in PDF format to their members via their members-only portal.
Hard copies can be purchased via their online shop.

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AWEI Employee Survey

The AWEI Employee Survey, which accompanies the Australian Workplace Equality Index every year, focusses on both LGBTIQ+ inclusion initiatives and the impact of these initiatives on employees, regardless of how they identify. To utilise this data, Pride in Diversity annually publishes a series of data materials, videos and blogs under the heading of AWEI Practice Points. This helps to keep those within the diversity and inclusion profession informed and current in LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion. You can review Practice Points or sign up to the mailing list on the AWEI Practice Points website.

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Champions of Change Coalition

The Champions of Change Coalition is made up of CEOs, secretaries of government departments, non-executive directors and community leaders. The Champions of Change believe gender equality is a major business, economic, societal and human rights issue.

Their focus is on shifting systems of gender inequality, advancing more women into leadership and creating workplace conditions and cultures where women can thrive.

Members also see that making work more accessible and inclusive for women, is delivering wider benefits for all employees, teams, organisations and communities.

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The University of Queensland

We are indebted to the University of Queensland Workforce Diversity and Inclusion team for their insights, and for providing access to leading researchers and to people with lived experiences.

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Australian Network on Disability

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a national, membership-based, for-purpose organisation that supports organisations to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. The AND website ( https://www.and.org.au/ ) has a comprehensive range of resources including case studies, news, events and factsheets. AND also provides a benchmarking tool for inclusion of people with a disability within your organisation. See their Access and Inclusion Index.

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Multicultural NSW

The purpose of Multicultural NSW is to build and maintain a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all the people of NSW. Multicultural NSW promotes harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world. This includes developing and implementing policy and legislative frameworks to support multicultural principles.

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Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity, working as a catalyst for social justice and change for over 200 years. Founded in 1813, The Benevolent Society advocates for a better life for all Australians, and provides in-home services for older Australians, and people with disability, as well as providing programs in family support and early intervention. It helps people age well and live their best lives, staying in their homes wherever possible.

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EveryAGE Counts

EveryAGE Counts is a national advocacy campaign aimed at tackling ageism against older Australians, and led by a broad coalition of organisations and individuals. The campaign’s vision is a society where every person is valued, connected and respected regardless of age and ability. It equips individuals and groups everywhere to speak out against ageism wherever they find it.

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Randstad RiseSmart

Randstad RiseSmart provides contemporary talent mobility solutions, supporting more than 1500 clients globally, from over 40 industry segments in 80 countries. In Australia they have pioneered mature age transition solutions since 2004 (known formerly as Sageco) and are widely recognised as the industry leader in ageing workforce management. RiseSmart partners with organisations to support their commitment to inclusion and diversity amidst rapid change and transformation in business. They readily support employees across a range of unique and highly specialised skilled workforces from diverse cultures locally and globally. Their delivery team, programs, materials and career centres are accessible and tailored to meet the needs of a diverse workforce, of all ages, all career stages, all abilities and all backgrounds

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