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27 Jan 2017 | Gender
Last weekend, I joined thousands of other women in Sydney to march in the Women’s March, Sydney. I did this not only to show solidarity with other citizens of the world but because I believe, when it comes to issues around gender equality, we still have a long way to go in Australia. More
by Lisa Annese
10 Jan 2017 | Diversity
While jobs across the economy are becoming redundant as automated systems and artificial intelligence take over, Cathy Brown, DCA's Policy & Research Manager notes that robots are not sexist, racist or homophobic, it’s the people who program them. So what will these advances in technology mean for diversity and inclusion in the workplace in the future? More
by Cathy Brown
05 Dec 2016 | Gender
The third year of data collected and released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that across Australian workplaces, women continue to be under-valued and under-represented at senior levels. While there is progress, the pace of change is much too slow. More
by Libby Lyons
18 Oct 2016 | Indigenous
Have you ever really considered the implications of ticking 'yes' to the question, “Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander?” on an employment form? For some Indigenous Australians, the decision to share their heritage to employers and colleagues has been, and continues to be, a difficult one. More
by Lisa Annese
07 Sep 2016 | Authenticity
Successful businesses are ‘innovative’ and ‘creative’. They ‘do things differently’, or claim to. Quite often, however, we expect ‘out-of-the-box thinking’, yet expunge any form of expression. How can we expect staff to reach their full potential, if we won’t allow them to bring their authentic selves to the table? More
by Aurecon's Just Imagine
13 Jul 2016 | Cultural Diversity
Pauline Hanson will have a legitimate right to represent her party in the Senate after securing more than 9% of the vote in Queensland. But a right to representation should not be confused with a legitimacy to make inflammatory claims. In reviewing the Hanson policy manifesto DCA CEO, Lisa Annese is struck by the absence of any evidence or facts and believes several issues around diversity and inclusion within the policies need contesting. More
by Lisa Annese
03 Jun 2016 | Diversity
Our #WordsAtWork campaign is not telling people what they can and can’t say. We are simply asking people to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and look at what they say from another perspective. More
by Lisa Annese
04 May 2016 | Pregnancy
It happens to one in four pregnancies and is more likely to have an effect on a woman’s life than breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But miscarriage is rarely, if ever, discussed openly. More
by Lisa Annese
02 Mar 2016 | LGBTI Inclusion
My kids are big fans of Macklemore, and his album The Heist is on high rotation on our family road trips. We’re all up for putting our hands in the air and car dancing. More
by Jo Tilly
11 Feb 2016 | Diversity
Recent grumblings from certain sections of the media about the appointment of David Morrison as Australian of the Year are not just about cutting down a tall poppy, but are also somewhat hypocritical. Commentators have said that the award ‘ought to reflect and unite this great nation.’ But they fail to acknowledge that David Morrison exemplifies the best traditions of promoting our national values. What, after all, is more Australian than being an advocate for a fair go for all? More
by Lisa Annese
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