The Independent Review of Workplace Culture and Change at the Australian Antarctic Division by organisational culture consultant Leigh Russell commenced in October 2022.

The review was commissioned by Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water Secretary David Fredericks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the division’s culture, progress towards cultural change and recommendations to build a foundation for cultural change over the months and years ahead.

In making her findings, Ms Russell was able to draw on the experiences of a great number of contributors. More than 40% of the division’s staff contributed to the review through the survey, interviews or written submissions.

The review was provided to the department in March 2023.

All the review’s findings were accepted by the department and a comprehensive response plan developed.

A copy of the full review and response is available.