Supporting people at work after pregnancy loss

Diversity Matters

There is much that workplaces can be doing to support employees who have experienced a pregnancy loss.

The gender pay gap nears $1 billion per week

Media releases

The latest edition of She’s Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap shows that accounting for labour force participation rates and incomes, the national pay gap is estimated at $966m per week or $51.8b per year.

Diversity Council Australia welcomes Directors to its Board

Media releases

DCA is delighted to announce the outcome of director elections at its Annual General Meeting of its members.

Business has a role in addressing domestic abuse – DCA Oration with Jess Hill

Media releases

Walkey award-winning investigative journalist and author, Jess Hill, addresses businesses about their role in addressing the complex issue of domestic abuse at Diversity Council Australia’s annual Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity & Inclusion.

New research finds 4 in 10 Australian workers silent about mental health at work

Media releases

Four out of every ten Australian workers who reported poor mental health in the past year didn’t talk about it at work, new research from Diversity Council Australia has found. 

New Australian research shows businesses how to address racism at work

Media releases

In response to the global push for racial justice in 2020, Diversity Council Australia studied the barriers facilitating racism in Australian workplaces and key anti-racism actions to address racism at work effectively.

Diversity and inclusion skills needed to optimise artificial intelligence in recruitment

Media releases

Monash University and Diversity Council Australia, with Hudson RPO, are undertaking a series of ground-breaking studies exploring the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment and selection decisions that use artificial intelligence.

Proposed religious discrimination law would challenge employer progress on workplace inclusion and erode culture

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia backs protections for individuals from discrimination and harassment for their religious beliefs or no beliefs but said the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 goes too far in its current form.

Holiday closure reminder

News articles

The DCA office will close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 17 December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 9am AEDT. We wish everyone a safe and happy time during the festive season.

Australian-first research on Indigenous women’s working lives reveals Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums and carers most at risk at work

Media releases

A new report out today has for the first time examined the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women inside Australian workplaces, revealing that Indigenous mums and carers are the most likely group to experience discrimination.

Experienced HR Exec Chris Lamb to join DCA Board as Deputy Chair

Media releases

DCA is delighted to announce that Chris Lamb is returning to the DCA Board, this time as Deputy Chair and Chair of the Board HR Sub-Committee.

The onus should be on workplaces to stamp out sexual harassment, not victims to report it

Media releases

The Respect at Work Bill is set to be debated in parliament today, but according to Ms Annese, while a step in the right direction, in its current form the Respect at Work Bill is insufficient to really stamp out sexual harassment.

Census is a missed opportunity for inclusion

Media releases

DCA CEO, Lisa Annese, has expressed disappointment about the omission of questions relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and variations of sex characteristics in this year’s Census.

King & Wood Mallesons Social Mobility Programs

News articles

As part of King & Wood Mallesons’ commitment to making a positive impact in the communities in which they live, work and operate, the firm has established three social mobility programs, Waiwa Mudena, the KWM First Nations Fellowship and the KWM School of Opportunity.

Diversity Council Australia appoints Ming Long AM as its new Chair

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia’s (DCA’s) Board has appointed Ming Long AM as Chair, marking an exciting shift for the leaders of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in Australia.

Just asking ‘where are you from…?’ is not the best way to understand Australia’s rich cultural diversity, report finds

Media releases

A new report, out today, from DCA and the University of Sydney Business School has found that Australian organisations are missing out on important business opportunities by failing to effectively measure the degree and breadth of culturally diverse talent.

Australia’s top workplaces pledge to stand against gendered harassment and violence in all forms

Media releases

Leading Australian businesses who have been keen to stamp out sexual harassment for decades are now coalescing around a ground-breaking movement to finally end harassment in the workplace, signing a public pledge which shows their enduring commitment to a zero-tolerance policy.



Australia is at a turning point in the national conversation about sexual harassment and gender inequality. To make sure these conversations turn into action, we are now asking Australian CEOs to stand with us – as leaders and members of DCA – and commit to the two simple steps.

International Women’s Day: Australian businesses can lead on domestic violence crisis

Media releases

DCA and Our Watch have released a new guide that challenges the myth that domestic, family and intimate partner violence is not a workplace issue.