In 2017 ASIS launched its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. This strategy outlines ASIS's overarching commitment to a rich cultural agenda as an organisation, creating the best possible working environment for current and future staff. Diversity in ASIS acknowledges and values the differences that individuals bring to the organisation, from (but not limited to) gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, education, work and life experience, socio-economic background, family status or situation. It harnesses the different perspectives and experiences they bring to increase diversity in thinking and decision-making.
The strategy's five areas of focus are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People with disability
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background
- Gender equality
- LGBTIQ+ persons.
Diversity and inclusion are the responsibility of every staff member in ASIS. There are a number of Diversity Networks and Working Groups available within ASIS to help support and guide staff. Additionally, Diversity Champions at the senior level promote and lead ASIS's efforts toward achieving meaningful, enduring cultural change and creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.