This page belongs to: Inclusion strategy 2021–2023

Underpinning our work

Our department recognises the First Peoples of this nation, we recognise their ongoing connection to culture and country.

We acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners, Custodians and lore keepers of the world’s oldest living culture and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


We acknowledge the strategy’s artwork by our employee Amy Huggins.

Artist’s statement: The artwork depicts seed pods and foliage from the bottlebrush plant. This is an important plant for the Wiradjuri people. The flowers attract the budyaan (birds) and the budyaan attract the gadi (snake), which is a key source of food for the Wiradjuri people.

Illustration of seed pods and foliage from the bottlebrush plant.


Photos within our strategy have been provided by departmental staff. They are reflective of all employees including members of our diversity and inclusion networks.

External resources and partners

We take pride in partnering with a number of external independent, not-for-profit organisations. These memberships provide us with access to unique research, exciting events, comprehensive resources and unrivalled expertise across the diversity and inclusion spectrum.

  • Diversity Council Australia
  • Pride in Diversity
  • Australian Network on Disability