Recently the Premier of New South Wales and the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services spoke about the importance of having a productive, diverse and inclusive public service; outlining a commitment to double the representation of people with disability working for the government to 5.6% by 2025

As the public sector, we lead by example. NSW Government is the largest employer in Australia, and we have an opportunity to pave the way for change. 

The age of inclusion places us in both the issue and the solution. It suggests dramatic change in our workplace and the way we acknowledge and respect difference. 

This campaign is designed as a movement because change requires a movement of dedicated supporters who are willing to call out inequality. We’ve seen how effective this can be for LGBTIQ+, gender equality and anti-racism movements. Now we want to raise awareness of disability. 

The age of inclusion says something is starting to happen around you, but we are not there yet and we need your help. It puts the onus on all of us working together to make this better future a reality. 

The age of inclusion needs leaders who are willing to lead the charge in championing inclusion. 

How to show your support

Being a champion means to actively support the inclusion of people with disability in NSW government. Here are some simple things you can do: 

  1. Find out what you can do as a senior leader

  1. Use the campaign resources and graphic assets provided to show your support. 

  1. Share information with your networks and post and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #theageofinclusion.  

  1. Encourage staff to find out what they can do as a manager and staff member working in the public sector.  

  1. Register as a champion for disability