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Review finds ADF must address lack of diversity and unacceptable behaviour
22 August 2012
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, today released the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report of the Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. More
Part-time executive women show working flexibly and career success not mutually exclusive
15 August 2012
While working part-time typically comes at a cost in terms of career development and promotion, some women are bucking this trend, working at very senior levels and carving out highly successful careers that involve part-time work. More
Fair Work Act review proposal to extend right to request flexible working a productive move for workforce participation
7 August 2012
DCA supports the Fair Work Act review proposal to extend the right to request flexible working as it will assist in increasing the participation of people with caring responsibilities and mature-age workers. More
Company adoption of ASX recommendations on diversity a good first step
1 August 2012
ASX Compliance yesterday released a report on the adoption by listed companies of the ASX Corporate Governance Council recommendations on diversity. DCA believes the findings show companies are taking a positive first step in achieving real change. More
Small increase in women on boards encouraging but still work to do
19 July 2012
There have been small, but encouraging, signs that the recent gains in the number of female directors on the boards of ASX200 companies are being matched in other key sectors in the economy. More
Diversity no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a critical business imperative
5 July 2012
Diversity Council Australia forum heard that critical talent shortages and the changing nature of the workplace mean they are no longer peripheral but are critical business considerations for the workplaces of the future. More
This NAIDOC Week, employers encouraged to help close the (work) gap
4 July 2012
During NAIDOC week, DCA encouraged employers to reflect on how they can better support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by putting employment and community engagement on their business agenda. More
DCA recommends key reforms to remove barriers for mature-age workers
25 June 2012
In its submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper: Grey Areas – Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws, DCA recommended the ‘right to request’ flexible working arrangements be extended, amongst other reforms. More
Time to remove barriers to working past 60
7 June 2012
The Australian Human Rights Commission yesterday launched a new paper that outlines how age limits in workers’ compensation, income insurance and licencing block willing and able people from continuing in work through their 60s and beyond. More
Let’s talk constitutional recognition in Reconciliation Week
31 May 2012
Leading employers are celebrating National Reconciliation Week in a variety of ways, including throwing their support behind the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. More
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