Diversity at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

2/3 of the Department are women and minorities are actively recruited.
Graduate, Canberra
There is a strong support for diversity in the narrative and policy, but this is not necessarily reflected in workplace demographics.
Entry level, Canberra
It's a bit difficult to comment on this aspect when I'm not in a position of recruiting others. However the Department emphasises a commitment to supporting a diverse workforce.
Entry level, Canberra
Diversity is improving, in particular flexible hours are provided to women and men with children. There is a school holiday program, but no childcare. Diversity regarding LGBTIQ and minorities could be much improved.
Entry level, Canberra

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

Indigenous stream for grads.
Graduate, Canberra
I am not sure. Graduate recruitment certainly favours graduates who have completed a lot of extra-curricular activities. It is well know that people from privileged backgrounds have a greater ability to undertake such activities.
Graduate, Canberra
I don’t think there is a great deal done, although there are a number of Aboriginal recruitment pathways in place for entry level staff.
Entry level, Canberra
Merit based applications are exceptional in this regard.
Entry level, Canberra
I think there are a variety of entry level programs aimed at those without tertiary qualifications.
Entry level, Canberra
Unsure. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply (there is a cadetship program) but unsure of retention.
Entry level, Canberra