Who is paid up to ACON’s Pride in Diversity Leaderboard Scheme? (Australian Public Sector)

These government organisations pay to be members of ACON’s Pride in Diversity scheme.

ACON receives $17 Million annually from NSW government and “other government” grants. It’s mission is supposed to be slowing the spread of HIV. Not handing out inclusivity ticks.

Membership rates

They publish a sample business case document to help activists make the case for spending $6600 annually for membership.

The rates:

Source: includes the list of perks

Imagine these 65 local, state and federal government agencies each pay standard rates:

$6,600 x 65 = $429 000 additional income from the government purse. That’s the taxpayer funding pronoun workshops.

Pride in Diversity encourage government organisations to provide contra, pro bono and financial support to themselves and other rainbow charities.

As well as spending money on ‘diversity training’. For instance the ATO annually sponsors an $11k awards dinner for Pride in Diversity AWEI participants.

Public Sector Organisations and Agencies

Federal Government Agencies and Statutory Bodies

Australian Border Force
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Attorney Generals Department
Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Education and Training
Department of Jobs and Small Business
Department of Defence
Department of Finance
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Department of Health
Department of Home Affairs
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Department of Premier & Cabinet (VIC)
Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (PMC)
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Department of the Treasury
Geoscience Australia
IP Australia
National Disability Insurance Agency
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
Safework Australia
Department of Defence (Fed)

State Governments, Agencies and Organisations

ACT Government
Department of Communities (WA)
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC)
NSW State Emergency Service
Victoria Police
Art Gallery of NSW
Country Fire Authority (VIC)
Department of Communities & Justice (NSW)
Department of Communities, Housing & Digital Economy (QLD)
Department of Education (QLD)
Department of Education and Training (VIC)
Department of Energy and Public Works (QLD)
Department of Energy and Water Supply (QLD)
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC)
Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (VIC)
Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC)
Department of Transport (VIC)
Department of Treasury and Finance (VIC)
Melbourne Water (VIC)
Northern Territory Government
NSW Police Service
Parks Victoria
Queensland Police Service
Transport for NSW
Western Australia Police Force

Local Governments

Brisbane City Council
City of Newcastle
Hawkesbury City Council
Inner West Council
Mackay Regional Council


List from October 2021 – https://web.archive.org/web/20211020063627/https://www.prideinclusionprograms.com.au/members-list-2/

There may be others who are signed up to the scheme anonymously.

You do NOT need to be a member of Pride in Diversity to participate in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). This is a different (but intersecting) list who are being influenced in by the AWEI.

See also…

Nolan Investigates Stonewall where “Nolan Investigates looks at the influence Stonewall has in public institutions across the UK. We talk to a range of voices with a view on sex, gender and identity.”

The BBC is paying to lobby itself

Stephen Nolan

The Nolan report lead to a number of UK government organisations leaving the Stonewall Diversity Champions Scheme.

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