The ABC has been awarded a Bronze badge in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Awards.
The badge recognises that the ABC has substantially increased the visibility of people of diverse sexualities and genders – creating a more inclusive place to work and more diverse content for audiences.
Manda Hatter, Chair of ABC Pride, said, “We have developed a strategic plan to guide the work of ABC Pride, and a number of other pieces of work – for example a language guide to support improved reporting on content that relates to sexuality and gender diversity,” she said. “Bronze status… is testament to the work of many to improve LGBTQI+ inclusion across the ABC. I know many of our staff can see and feel the difference this work makes – across our regions or cities, in whatever state or territory you live and work in.”
Rebekah Donaldson, Chief People Officer (ABC Pride Executive Sponsor) said, “Our achievement is demonstrative of the great things that can be done when a staff-led group and People & Culture combine their will, resources and energy to make change. Now for Gold…”