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Employers can make a difference when it comes to mental illness in the workplace
12 September 2012
Mental health issues and mental illness are among the greatest causes of disability, diminished quality of life, and reduced productivity among Australians but employers can play an active role in minimising the impacts. More
Employers take note: men want flexible working too!
28 August 2012
Australian men want and need access to flexible working to support their important roles as fathers, carers and community members, but their uptake of flexible working is limited, according to research released by DCA today on men and flexible working. More
Racism: It stops with me
27 August 2012
Diversity Council Australia congratulated the Australian Human Rights Commission on its anti-racism strategy and encouraged the business and wider communities to get on board. More
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
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