In 2013 we were one of the first law firms in
Australia to launch a Pride Network, to reinforce support for our LGBTIQ+
colleagues and to build a culture of inclusion.
A lot has happened in the last ten years, both on the world stage and at our firm! In the year our Network was launched, a number of US states had legislated to legalise same-sex marriages and the US Supreme Court made two key decisions that supported same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, in Australia in 2013 the High Court of Australia overruled the ACT's law allowing same-sex marriage, finding that only the Commonwealth Parliament could legislate on this topic, which it did in December 2017.
We have also seen our Network go from strength to strength over the last 10 years in terms of the number of events and active members but also in terms of training, bespoke programs and inclusive policy provisions, all of which have been created in consultation with our LGBTIQ+ colleagues.
It has been a great exercise to look back at all we have achieved and to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of many. At NRFA we have created an inclusive culture, an equitable workplace, a workplace where people can bring their whole selves to work without fear and for that we should be proud.
Join us on this rainbow journey as we look back at the 10 years that were.
Deputy Chief Executive Partner & Head of Government and Executive Sponsor LGBTIQ+ Inclusion
Partner and National Leader of the Pride Network
10 years of Pride; a view from the generations
Michael McKee and India Bennett share why Pride holds special significance for them.
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