The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is a voluntary leaderboard scheme run by ACON’s Pride in Diversity. It is open to all organisations in Australia. The template is 45 pages long. Organisations answer detailed questions and submit their answers for marking. They receive a ranking score out of 200.
The ABC’s 2021 AWEI score was 177 out of 200 and they were ranked as a gold tier employer.
Managing the Relationship
This this an accident? No, Pride in Diversity employ a number of relationship managers to assist organisations to complete the AWEI and participate in Pride in Diversity activities.
Why is the ABC relying on a lobby group to define “family”?
Chris is available for advice and questions. Such as helping ABC grapple with interpretation of the word family. This email was sent by an ABC staffer to Chris. Note the definition of family explicitly disregards gender.
Chris responds helpfully with an attachment holding this definition which again explicitly disregards gender gender:
An immediate family member is a: Spouse or former spouse (regardless of gender) De facto partner or former de facto partner (regardless of gender) Child Parent Grandparent Grandchild Sibling Spouse or de facto partner’s child, parent, grandchild, grandparent or sibling This definition includes step-relations and adoptive relations. A household member is any person who lives with the employee.
Where did Chris obtain his definition and how is it more correct than any other? It doesn’t include in-laws, even if living in the same house. Or people one is close to on their life’s journey – “you’re like family” or “we’re sisters”.
Some other examples of Chris Nelson, on behalf of Pride in Diversity, influencing the programming and content produced by the ABC.
“This is AWEI worthy”
Please note that through all the politess, he totally MISGENDERS Ed Ayres by calling her “her”.
This gamifies the adding of suicide helplines to the bottom of every story. It is not difficult to imagine a future where every slightly upsetting story carries mental health warnings and impressionable young people begin to associate these dire warnings with feeling slightly challenged by media content.
“it would be good to use this as extra work in the AWEI. It is normalising trans experience”
Note importing the language: “affirmed his gender”.
What about the stories of women who regretted medical transition?
There is no praise for journalistic integrity, for tough investigation or unbiased reports. Chris praises the feel-good stories, and grooms ABC to further promote these. He actively instructs ABC to “normalise” taking drugs to alter your body and lying about your sex.