By using inclusive language, we demonstrate respect in both our workplaces and in developing and delivering policies, programs and services for all Victorians. As public sector employees, we have a responsibility to make Victoria a safer and more inclusive place for people from diverse backgrounds. Our workplaces and behaviour should reflect the VPS values including respect and human rights. Inclusive language is a way of acknowledging and respecting the diversity of bodies, genders and relationships. People express their gender and sexuality in different ways. People can have different biological sex characteristics. Inclusive language acknowledges the diversity of people we work with and serve. It also gives you practical guidance to making inclusive language part of your work in the public sector. How can I find out more detailed information about inclusive language?
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