Equal Employment Opportunity

Newcastle City Council values and understands equity and diversity in the workplace and expects its employees to treat each other and members of the community with dignity and respect, regardless of characteristics such as sex, marital status, family responsibility or family status, race, religious commitment, age or impairment.

Policies and Legislation

Council is committed to the development of a culture that is supportive of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in the workplace. As an organisation, we are committed to the following EEO Principles as outlined in the Local Government Act 1993 (section 344):

  • To eliminate and ensure the absence of discrimination in employment on the grounds of race, sex, marital or domestic status and disability in councils
  • To promote equal employment opportunity for women, members of racial minorities and persons with disabilities in councils.

Legisative Requirements

There are a number of legislative requirements that Council is bound by, and includes: