‘Inclusive language is not about being “politically correct” – it is about using language which is respectful, accurate, and relevant to everyone.’ (Diversity Council Australia)

Here are websites that provide guidance on inclusive and respectful language (and practices).

1. Australian Government Style Manual

www.stylemanual.gov.au/format-writing-and-structure/inclusive-language

A clear summary, good overall starting point

2. Victorian Government

www.vic.gov.au/inclusive-language-guide

Useful for LGBTIQ inclusive language

3. Monash University

www.monash.edu/about/editorialstyle/writing/inclusive-language

A brief guide. Useful for how to write about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

4. Diversity Council Australia

www.dca.org.au/sites/default/files/dca_wordsatwork_overall_guide.pdf

Lots of information about inclusive practices and the reasons for them

5. Australian Network of Disability

www.and.org.au/pages/inclusive-language.html

An excellent fact sheet about person-first language, focusing on the person rather than the disability