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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
DCA members dominate diversity awards
21 May 2012
Several awards were recently announced showcasing leading practice in diversity. Diversity Council Australia congratulates the winning organisations and individuals, many of whom are DCA members. More
Do ONE thing for diversity and inclusion
17 May 2012
The UNAOC, in partnership with UNESCO, is celebrating the annual World Day for Cultural Diversity on 21 May with its ‘Do One Thing For Diversity. DCA urges people to acknowledge that racism does occur and to work harder to combat it. More
Wrong way, go back? Ensuring your cultural diversity program is heading in the right direction
15 May 2012
Astute organisations understand that leveraging cultural diversity has considerable benefits for business in terms of improved productivity and innovation, capturing the best talent, and developing new markets, both in Australia and overseas. More
Mainstreaming flexible work – the Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving
9 May 2012
This Mother’s Day and in the wake of the Federal Budget, Diversity Council Australia encourages employers to think about how they can make flexible working and careers standard business practice for everyone. More
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