ASIO desires and requires diversity. We seek to reflect the people we protect and recognise the value of diverse thinking.
ASIO employees include teachers, engineers, musicians, former representative athletes, tradies, geologists, philosophers, lawyers, journalists and a wide range of STEM specialists. We are proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and second or third generation Australians. We are introverted, extroverted and neurodiverse. We are technically minded, corporate and intelligence professionals.
aGENda- ASIO’s gender-equity network promotes equal opportunity for the ASIO workforce of gender.
aGENda organise events and initiatives to ensure gender equity considerations continue to shape the corporate agenda. aGENda is committed to tangible outcomes through policy reform, awareness-raising, research, advocacy and engagement with the government for improved gender equity across the national security community.
ASIO has achieved parity in its total workforce from a gender perspective.
Mudyi is the indigenous employee network in ASIO.
ASIO acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to Elders past and present. Mudyi is committed to promoting an inclusive workplace culture that values and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, communities and culture and their contribution to ASIO’s mission. The Network seeks to raise awareness and appreciation of Indigenous culture and drive corporate initiatives aimed at improving the workplace experience for Indigenous people.
CapABILITY is the ASIO network for employees with a disability.
CapABILITY works in ASIO to overcome barriers to staff access and participation within ASIO’s physical environment and to promote the acceptance and celebration of neurodiversity within the Organisation.
The network provides compassionate and empathetic support, guidance and mentoring to staff experiencing challenges related to physical and/or mental health issues, caring responsibilities or other life events.
ASIOpen is the LGBTIQ+ employee network in ASIO.
The LGBTIQ+ network supports employees to be open and authentic in the workplace. ASIOpen celebrates the benefits of inclusivity and drives reform on LGBTIQ+ issues through information sharing, hosted events and policy reform.
Mozaik is the cultural and linguistic diversity employee network in ASIO.
The Mozaik network is the Cultural and Language Diversity (CALD) network. Mozaik collaborates with staff and management to develop tangible work programs to remove potential barriers of acceptance, advancement and employment for culturally and linguistically diverse members of the workforce.
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ASIO has been awarded Silver accreditation by the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Their rating is the highest ever for an organisation being assessed for the first time