Diversity Council Australia welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government would shelve the expanded Paid Parental Leave scheme in favour of reforms focusing on improving access to and affordability of childcare.
Australia’s leadership ranks still lack gender and cultural diversity, while significant barriers to employment participation persist for other diverse groups. More than ever before, Australian employers must rethink what they’re doing on diversity.
Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for December 2014. In this issue, we explore everyday sexism and consider how these commonplace micro-inequities and other workplace behaviours work to create gender biased workplace cultures across a range of sectors.
Diversity Council Australia has found that mental health issues are prevalent in the workplace and that stigma is still a major issue, despite many employers actively responding to the problem.
The Diversity Council Australia and INPEX Annual Diversity Debate held in Sydney last night found that promotion on merit does not give everyone a ‘fair go’, with the audience voting strongly in favour of the negative team by 79% to 21%.
The Diversity Council Australia and INPEX Annual Diversity Debate for 2014 will explore: Does promotion on merit give everyone a ‘fair go’?
In this issue, DCA puts the spotlight on the latest Australian research on diversity including its pivotal study into ‘the bamboo ceiling’ and why so few Asian leaders are reaching the top.
The ‘motherhood penalty’ is a major factor in Australia’s gender pay gap and this must be addressed if we’re ever going to close the gap, said Diversity Council Australia.
People from Asian backgrounds are well represented in entry level and mid-level jobs in Australian business, yet they are significantly under-represented in leadership roles, representing an enormous waste of talent, according to DCA.
DCA welcomes the release of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report examining the prevalence and nature of discrimination against pregnant employees and people returning to work after parental leave, and urges more employers to tackle the problem.
Diversity Council Australia welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning and supports moves to improve access to and affordability of childcare.
Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for July 2014, exclusively for DCA members and now in a new mobile and tablet friendly format. In this issue, we explore gender diversity, with a particular emphasis on women in leadership.
Diversity Council Australia is delighted to announce Lisa Annese has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act being proposed by the Australian Government, are not warranted and would send the wrong message, according to Diversity Council Australia.
Diversity Council Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement yesterday that there will be no change in gender reporting requirements, but is concerned that the new minimum standard being introduced sets a low bar for employers.
In this bumper issue of Research Matters, exclusively for DCA members, we explore the latest Australian and international research on diversity.
Getting results on women in leadership: Employers must ditch what they think works and do what actually works
In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, DCA urges employers to look carefully at their women’s leadership initiatives with evidence showing many existing approaches don’t work.
Cultural diversity is considered a lower priority issue among Australian businesses, despite a new survey finding more than 90 per cent of employers believe that racist attitudes still exist in the workplace.
Diversity Council Australia’s consultation with Australian business has found access to and availability of affordable childcare is causing major difficulties for Australian employers.
Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for December 2013, exclusively for DCA members. In this issue, we investigate how organisations can take the next step to capitalise on cultural diversity.