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Media release

Mallesons targets diversity

​Mallesons has become one of the first Australian law firms to launch a diversity survey to all employees. Hosted by an external research organisation, the survey is designed to provide reliable data and a sound understanding of partner and staff views on diversity and inclusion at the firm.

The confidential and voluntary survey covers demographic diversity characteristics including cultural heritage, languages spoken, religious affiliation, children, sexual orientation, career status, as well as views on stereotyping and bias at the firm.

Mallesons Chief Executive Partner, Robert Milliner, said: "We see diversity as a business critical issue and a significant investment.  We are making this investment because we are committed to working with all of our people to build the future growth and sustainability of our business through providing a workplace that is positive and inclusive.  

"With a talent pool that is increasingly global, we need a culture and a workplace that welcomes and encourages the best people from any background."

With diversity strong on Mallesons' agenda, the firm recently appointed a new Head of Diversity, Neil Cockroft. Cockroft joins Mallesons from NAB, where he was Head of Group Diversity and Inclusion, and will work closely with the firm's Diversity Council, partners and staff to drive programs that attract, retain and develop the best and most diverse talent.

In 2011, Mallesons was named an Employer of Choice by ALB Magazine and received recognition as an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women for the fifth consecutive year.

More information: Annelise Cleary, Communications Manager: +61 2 9296 3758

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