In 2022 the Australian Publishers Association announced its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive book industry that serves the needs of all Australians. A Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was also established to advise on action to support the desired change.
In particular, the APA is focussed on:
The current working group members are:
The APA through the Working Group has now developed a Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which comprises:
Read the Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2024-25
The APA’s D&I Working Group is supported by input from publishing staff across the industry, through a wider reference group that all interested industry members are invited to join.
Reference group members will be called upon from time to time for their expertise on specific diversity and inclusion issues, and to provide further opportunities to share solutions and ideas.
For further information about joining the Reference Group, Working group, or our work on Diversity and Inclusion please contact industry development manager Andrea Hanke.
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