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Department of the Treasury

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Cultural & Linguistic Diversity at Department of the Treasury

Treasury identifies, celebrates and employs initiatives that harness the unique skills, attributes and backgrounds of all individuals.

A Treasury workforce that reflects the diversity of Australians leads to better outcomes for all” 

Treasury continues to identify and implement initiatives to celebrate and harness the unique skills, attributes and backgrounds of all individuals and teams, and to foster a work environment where there is opportunity for everyone to contribute, participate and achieve their full potential.

Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Treasury recognises that cultural diversity is an inherent characteristic of Australian society. Treasury embraces the specialised skills, perspectives, and experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people and harnesses the value they bring to build culturally appropriate services and products for the broader Australian community.

Key points, initiatives and achievements

  • 19% of Treasury employees have a non-English Speaking Background, and 18% were born overseas.
  • Treasury’s CALD Network is an employee-led initiative which aims to foster inclusion, informs policies and procedures, and celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • The CALD Network has hosted many workshops and panel events with key speakers including Dr Diana Contreras Suarez from the University of Melbourne.
  • Treasury is also a proud participant in the SBS Inclusion Program. They incorporate specialised CALD training modules in both their induction processes and celebrations of cultural and linguistic diversity, such as Harmony Week.