AFP Garners Top Award for Employers Advocating Gay & Lesbian Workplace Diversity
Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) May 19, 2011
Employers advocating gay and lesbian diversity in the workplace sees one of the top awards go to the Australian Federal Police.
Held in Sydney, the inaugural Equity in Diversity Awards recognises the top ten employers in Australia for their roles in providing continued support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
Out of the leading public sector organizations selected for the Australian Employer Quality Index award in 2011, the AFP was ranked second overall against the high end field of finalists.
The AFP’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Network was also accredited at the ceremony, ranking second amongst employee networks.
Being a founding member of Australia’s first non-profit workplace program ‘Pride In Diversity,’ created to specifically assist employers include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in the workforce, it was a fitting award.
AFP National Manager Human Resources Stephen Walker said that the AFP is honoured to have received this award. “The award is particularly important as the AFP celebrates its 15th anniversary of the GLLO network this month,” he said.
The event that coincided with International Day against Homophobia was attended by leading guest speakers including former High Court Justice Michael Kirby and CEO’s from some of Australia’s most progressive and recognised companies.
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