People are the heart of what we do at MAT Health Clinic (MHC) and we believe that equality, inclusion, and diversity is a business imperative. Our goal is to create a culture that is diverse, inclusive and respects and celebrates our differences.
We acknowledge our community is multi-cultural with varied beliefs, values, religions and languages and pride ourselves on ensuring that every individual is treated with respect to their beliefs, age, gender, ethnicity, values, religion and language. We will provide an environment where our cultural awareness is not tokenistic, but integrated throughout our policies to engender real cultural standards.
What is the difference between Diversity & Inclusion?
What are the types of Diversity groups in our workplace
Here’s a list of the different types of diversity in the workplace:
SEX / GENDER / SEXUAL ORIENTATION
THE BENEFITS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN OUR WORKPLACE
Policies and Procedures
Discrimination, harassment and bullying
Discrimination occurs when a person, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their background or certain personal characteristics.
Federal discrimination laws protect people from discrimination of the basis of their race, including colour, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status, sex, pregnancy or marital status and breastfeeding, age, disability, or sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.
Discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment are unacceptable at MAT Health Clinic and are unlawful.
Providing equal opportunity employment
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the principle that everyone can have equal access to employment opportunities regardless of attributes such as race, gender or sexual orientation, without fear of discrimination or harassment. Some of the pieces of equal opportunity legislation at the federal level are included in the Legal Framework list below.
EEO in Queensland is protected by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
View workplace recruitment guide here
Our Policies and Procedures
The aims of equality and diversity are simple: to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities and the same, fair treatment.
MHC Clinic Diversity and Inclusion Policies:
- MHC Code of Conduct
- MHC Workplace Discrimination Policy
- MHC Inclusive Language Protocols
Other resources can be found here:
- View Workplace Discrimination Fact Sheet here
- View guide for preventing workplace sexual harassment here
- Age Discrimination ACT 2004 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of their age in areas including work, education and access to premises. To remove barriers for older people participating society and change negative stereotypes about older people
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 – Provides an avenue of redress for those alleging discrimination and provides for the rights of these persons.
- Carer Recognition Act 2010 – To increase recognition and awareness of the role Carers play in providing daily care and support to people with disability, medical conditions, mental illness or who are frail aged.
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of a disability (including disease).
- Fair Work Act 2009 – Provides a safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment through the National Employment Standards (NES).
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of a person’s sex, marital status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy or to sexually harass another person
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011 – Requires that employers and employees must maintain a secure, healthy and safe workplace environment; and an employer must take practicable precautions to prevent harassment.
- Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 – Provides a regulatory framework for the Australian Government to assist employers to improve gender equality outcomes within their workplaces.
Who works at MAT Health Clinic?
Born in Pakistan, Dr Jeanette Zali knew as a child that she wanted to become a GP. Dedicating all her time to study, she graduated as dux of her school which resulted in her being offered a scholarship to the prestigious Cambridge University in England. Dr Zali completed her Bachelor of Medicine at Cambridge University in 2013 and migrated to Australia in 2014. Dr Zali is proud of her Parkistan heritage and is passionate about developing the education system and in particular the research facilities in her home country.
Dr Zali is also completing her Masters in Education and is the Director of the charity ‘One World’ which aims to provide educational supplies to children in developing countries.
To meet the rest of our Medical team and find out more about them click here
The Importance of sharing knowledge
MAT Health Clinic employees have lots of knowledge that is crucial to the running of the clinic and to their colleagues. Sharing knowledge helps our team to connect, perform better, and become stronger as professionals.
Knowledge sharing in the workplace ensures that all employees have access to information. They don’t have to wait until an employee with specific knowledge returns from lunch, or spend an hour looking for the answer to their question. They can find it when they need it and apply it to their work, and perform better and more effectively.
Our employees support each other in acquiring a new skill set. This makes knowledge sharing especially beneficial for our new recruits and it helps to create an environment where everybody feels comfortable asking questions and rewarding the employees who are eager to learn.
To view our Management Teams skills, knowledge and experience click here
Improving Racial and Ethnic diversity in the Workplace
Find out more about Human Rights
Campaigns and awareness days for inclusion of people with disability at work
Walk the Talk
MAT Health Clinic is a member of:
- The Australian Network on Disability – a national, membership based, for-purpose organisation that supports organisations to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.
- Pride in Diversity – the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ workplace inclusion, specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity.
- The Diversity Council of Australia – the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- JobAccess – a national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Through our partnership we utilise the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator and commit to supporting and recruiting people with disability in a barrier-free process.