At Slattery, we believe whole heartedly in diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe in bringing your whole self to work. As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Slattery are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community, and have highlighted below some of the recent initiatives we [are proud to] have been part of.

The Victorian Pride Centre Proudly – Cost Management by Slattery

Slattery provided full cost advice for the new Victorian Pride Centre, designed by St Kilda-based firms, Grant Amon Architects with Brearley Architects and Urbanists. The new centre – the first of its kind in Australia – showcases LGBTQIA+ art and culture brings together advisory, health and other services with 10 major LGBTQIA+ organisations housed in the building. Tenants include JOY FM, the Victorian AIDS Council, Minus18, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Festival, LGBTQIA+ Multi Culture, Multi Faith Organisation, Switchboard, Team Melbourne and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives will be resident. It is a place where everyone can meet, collaborate, share ideas and enjoy events that celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture and community; of safe sanctuary and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the state.  Visit the website to read more

Image credit: John Gollings

Wear it Purple Day and IDAHOBIT Day – Demonstrating support through events and activities

Slattery recognises that inclusion does not start and end with days of significance, and encourage our staff to have open, honest conversations. We also acknowledge the importance of showing up and supporting through events & activities.

On the 26th August, Slattery staff recognise “Wear it Purple Day” to raise awareness for the LGBTQIA+ Community.  This year, we hosted a panel discussion on ‘Creating Safe and Inclusive Workplaces’ to share the message in a safe, intimate environment, and create opportunities to build relationships and engage with allies and key business leaders. To read more

Slattery annually recognises IDAHOBIT day, on 17 May, with our staff showing support of the LGBTQIA+ community by ‘wearing it rainbow’.

We continue to learn, understand and discuss further initiatives and opportunities, with regular discussions at our monthly Wellness and Inclusion Monthly Meetings.