Use language that is culturally appropriate and respectful of the diversity of Australia’s peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Use culturally appropriate and respectful language when writing with, for or about First Nations Australians.
Refer to age only if it is necessary. Use respectful language and consistent style if age is relevant.
Cultural and linguistic diversity
Australians have different cultural backgrounds and speak many languages. Use inclusive language that respects this diversity.
Gender and sexual diversity
Inclusive language conveys gender equality and is gender neutral. Respect peoples’ preferences around gender and sexual identity with pronoun choice, job titles and personal titles.
People with disability
Disability does not define people. Use inclusive language that respects diversity.