Commitment to workplace diversity

The ALRC is committed to ensuring that all Australians are able to contribute to shaping the laws that affect them, and have the opportunity to participate in the law reform process. The ALRC acknowledges that it must be responsive to the needs of all members of the Australian community.

In accordance with the APS Employment Principles, the ALRC is committed to providing a  workplace that is free from discrimination, patronage and favouritism; and recognises the diversity of the Australian community. The ALRC will foster a diverse workforce and ensure that its recruitment processes are fair and accessible. This includes a commitment to attract and recruit people from diverse backgrounds and, wherever possible, to participate in whole-of-APS recruitment programs.

Commitment to CALD communities

As a law reform body, the ALRC has the opportunity to contribute to social justice, equity and inclusion in Australia through reform of laws appropriate to the diversity of the Australian community. The ALRC commits to engaging and consulting with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) organisations and communities and when formulating recommendations for law reform to consider the impact on CALD communities.

The ALRC will work towards meaningful and ongoing dialogue with people from diverse backgrounds and we commit to:

  • engage and consult with diverse groups, individuals and organisations;
  • promote diverse representation in the ALRC workforce and internship program;
  • promote understanding of issues relevant to diverse peoples amongst ALRC staff; and
  • consider the impact on diverse peoples in developing recommendations for reform.


The ALRC welcomes your feedback on all aspects of its work.

Published on 28 June 2013. Last modified on 13 September 2016.