MEDIA RELEASE

18 March 2016

Australia Post delivers on diversity

Diversity and inclusion expert Lauren Jauncey encouraged Tasmania’s political leaders and business sector to take hold of the benefits a culturally diverse workforce brings to Tasmania.

Proud Tasmanian and National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Australia Post, Lauren Jauncey joined with Lara Giddings MP to share cultural dishes with Hobart staff to celebrate cultural diversity.

Research conducted by the Diversity Council of Australia shows that successful organisations understand diversity is a key driver for innovation.

Ms Jauncey said the benefits of workplace diversity are available to every organisation.
“We know that building a diverse workforce is critical to our future success and that a truly diverse workforce will enable us to better connect with our customers and community,"said Ms Jauncey. 

“Australia Post has a workforce of more than 36,000 people from at least 140 different nations, who speak more than 65 languages.

“It is Australia Post’s desire to have a workforce that truly represents the community we serve,” said Ms Jauncey.

As part of Harmony Week celebrations the Multicultural Council of Tasmania has been working to promote diversity in the workplace. Board member, Hina Durrani welcomed Ms Jauncey’s leadership in creating greater awareness around workforce diversity.

“We all benefit when we create inclusive workplaces that acknowledge the benefits of diversity," said Ms Durrani.

“There is a real opportunity for Tasmania to learn from leaders in this area, like Lauren, who have championed change in the workforce,” said Ms Durrani.

Workplaces across Tasmania will be sharing food from different cultural backgrounds as part of the Scanlon Foundation’s A Taste of Harmony initiative that coincides with Harmony Day on 21 March.

For more information visit Harmony Tasmania www.harmonytasmania.com

For further information and media enquiries contact:
Karen Robson: 0400 278 033

ph: 6224 8838 I email: info@harmonytasmania.com I website: www.harmonytasmania.com


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