Equal Employment Opportunity

Edward River Council is an equal opportunity employer and values and understands the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. All Council employees are expected to treat each other and members of the community with dignity and respect.

Council ensures all employment applications receive equal consideration, regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or any other irrelevant factors. We proactively recognise our duty to comply with equal opportunity legislation and to create and maintain a safe, diverse working environment free from discrimination.

Policies and Legislation

Council is focused on developing a culture that is supportive of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in the workplace. Our organisation is committed to the EEO Principles outlined in section 344 of the Local Government Act 1993:

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