understand and address gender-based pay disparities in the Queensland public service
guide improvements to policy, procedures and practice that improve employment outcomes for:
people with disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
culturally and linguistically diverse people
contribute to work designed to prevent and manage sexual harassment.
Dr. Linda Colley is Queensland’s first Special Commissioner, Equity and Diversity, appointed in late 2021.
Dr. Colley is a former Professor at Central Queensland University, former Chair of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Board and has worked in the public, tertiary, and finance sectors. She is an accomplished qualitative researcher with skills in policy and policy analysis as well as completing extensive research across all Australian jurisdictions in gender, public sector management, and employment policy and practice.
As Special Commissioner, Dr. Colley’s first year will focus on gender-based disparities and supporting the Queensland Government’s commitment to providing equal access to rewarding careers in safe and supportive workplaces for women.