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Workplace diversity

Workplace Diversity at the ACIC means respecting and valuing the skills and experiences that each staff member brings to the workplace, as well as being responsive to the additional challenges faced by some groups.

We are committed to creating an environment that is focused on building a diverse workforce to better deliver on our key purpose of reducing serious and organised crime threats of most harm to Australians and the national interest.

What is workplace diversity?

Workplace diversity describes the qualities that all employees bring to the agency as a result of their different experiences, backgrounds and beliefs. These may include gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, working style, educational level, professional skills, work experience, socio-economic background, marital status and/or family responsibilities.

Workplace diversity involves acknowledging the value of our employees and how their differences can improve the workplace for both the organisation and the individual.

Diversity and inclusion sub-committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee (DISC) has been established as a sub-committee of the Operations Management Committee (OMC). The DISC supports the OMC function through the oversight of the agency’s Workplace Diversity Program and providing support and input into the development and maintenance of the agency’s Diversity Strategy and Action Plan.

The plan will incorporate all diversity and inclusion issues including:

  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people with disability
  • gender equity (including LGBTI)
  • mature-age and intergenerational workforce.

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Diversity Strategy 2017–20

The DISC will develop and implement the ACIC Diversity Strategy 2017–20.

The intention of this strategy is to develop a culture within the agency that embraces the diversity of our existing workforce, be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances. The success of the strategy will be achieved through the engagement of all employees, working together to nurture a culture that values diversity.

The current Diversity Strategy can be seen below.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Reconciliation Action Plan 2015–17  identifies the steps the agency will take to bridge the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in areas such as life expectancy and opportunity.

Last updated
11 April 2017