Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to the ADM+S Centre’s mission: to create knowledge and strategies for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making (ADM).

The Centre recognises that racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism are principal obstacles to equity, diversity and inclusion, and remain primary causes of injustice and inequality. We believe that responsible, ethical, and inclusive ADM can deliver broad social benefits, including reducing inequalities for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. This strong conviction guides our work as a Centre community and informs our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategy.


Our EDI mission is to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive research community. This means fostering a culture that is:

  • consistent with the expectations of an ARC Centre of Excellence;
  • reflective of our research and training mission to support the creation of responsible, ethical, and inclusive ADM; and
  • aligned with world-leading best practice through our leadership, policies, behaviours and culture.
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Our vision is for ADM+S to be a leader in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion for our members, partners, and stakeholders. By recognising that our strength, distinctiveness, and potential lie in our people, and fostering an exemplary culture of diversity and inclusion, we will be at the forefront of addressing systemic inequalities that exist in academia (both in the workplace and in research practice) and ensure the Centre is a progressive organisation where all members, regardless of background, can do their best work in a professional and compassionate environment.

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  1. To embrace and increase diversity in our Centre community and among our partners and networks.
  2. To foster an inclusive and participatory environment where everyone is safe, welcome, valued, heard, and respected.
  3. To establish an equitable culture where every person in the Centre has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential, and to acknowledge and address structural drivers of inequality, including but not limited to, racism, sexism, ableism, and colonialism.
  4. To improve and sustain research, employment, and study outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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We will achieve our EDI objectives by identifying key priorities, actions, and timeframes to organise our efforts and measure our achievements.

Our Action Plan begins with the high-level, major initiatives that we will progress to support our overall EDI mission, including our EDI committee, EDI surveys and EDI training. This is then followed by priorities and actions to support our four specific EDI objectives of equity, diversity, inclusion, and positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.