What is the ADF’s policy towards discrimination and harassment?
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is committed to promoting equality and diversity, both in the workplace, and in its management practices. An Equity Adviser Network supports Defence personnel at all levels to help maintain a working environment free of harassment and discrimination. Equity and diversity principles apply to all ADF personnel. ‘Equity and diversity’ means fair treatment with everyone given equal opportunity to make the most of their talents and abilities. The ADF aims to achieve this through the application of the following principles: • Treating each other with dignity and respect • Recognising that everyone is different and valuing those differences • Maximising the different contributions people can make to the team • Making judgements based on fairness and merit • Eliminating artificial, unfair and inappropriate barriers to workplace participation • Providing appropriate means to monitor and address discrimination and harassment • Providing opportunities for flexib