Who We Are

Diversity and inclusion

Reconciliation Action Plan

2024 – 2026

Find out more about our commitments towards reconciliation in our Innovate level RAP.

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Liberty celebrates, respects and values the worth of every Australian. We understand how intersectionality impacts on a woman or child’s experience of domestic and family violence, and their specific and unique support needs.

Commitments

  1. We aim to provide equal access to support, resources and opportunities for the people we work with.
  2. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute their perspectives and talents.

Actions

  1. Liberty has been working hard to improve our capacity as an inclusive, culturally aware and welcoming organisation by creating an environment of diversity, involvement, respect and connection
  2. Together, we are building a safe, inclusive culture for our clients, team members, partners and community.

Cultural Competency

We are improving our cultural awareness and service to Aboriginal families, who make up more than half of our transitional housing clients and a quarter of crisis accommodation clients. To improve our performance against the standards of the Community Housing for Aboriginal People Strategy, we have:

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Signed and adopted the Redressing Aboriginal Homelessness Accord

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Implemented cultural awareness training for our team

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Built our Indigenous networks and established the Liberty-led ‘Joining the Dots’ Aboriginal network

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Established two Aboriginal positions and employed an Aboriginal work placement student

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Increased our involvement in NAIDOC community celebrations and the local Aboriginal Women’s Festival

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Working on our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Pride in Health and Wellbeing

Liberty has joined ACON’s Pride in Diversity LGBTIQ social inclusion program for workplaces and committed to:

  1. Incorporate best practice workplace diversity into our policies and procedures
  2. Develop a strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ involved with our service
  3. Join the Pride in Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice
  4. Expand our services to include women of diverse sexualities and gender identities

 

Improving Accessibility

Liberty has partnered with People with Disability Australia for the ‘Building Access’ project, which aims to increase the accessibility of DFV services for women and children with disability. So far we have:

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Undertaken an accessibility audit with PWDA

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Commenced work on a Disability Inclusion Action Plan

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Joined the PWDA Community of Practice

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