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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) - winner

The National Disability Insurance Agency is striving to be an employer of choice for people with disability, with a target of 15 per cent employees with disability. This target is within reach, with 13 per cent of NDIA’s current workforce identifying as having disability. They continue to develop and implement policies to attract, select, support, and retain employees with disability. The NDIA is leading the way in the recruitment and employment of employees with disability and role models how practices that increase access to employment opportunities for people with disability can become part of usual business processes. Candidates and employees are supported throughout the recruitment process and then by Disability Liaison Officers from the Inclusion and Diversity Support Unit to ensure adjustments are put in place for a safe, inclusive and accessible work environment that allows every individual to perform at their best.

Safe Work Australia (SWA) - finalist

Safe Work Australia is a small agency of 100 employees. Despite Safe Work’s size they have achieved significant progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Their Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, developed in consultation with their Workplace Inclusion Network has raised the profile of diversity and inclusion in the agency, and made it part of everyone’s business. The main objective of Safe Work Australia is to ensure that all staff feel empowered to make a contribution in the workplace, are respected and feel confident to disclose, and understand that reasonable adjustments are available if needed. SWA continues to seek out opportunities to collaborate and learn across the APS and diversity specialists.

Last reviewed: 
1 June 2018