Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride

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Two thirds of LGBTIQ+ employees in Australia are not out to everyone with whom they work and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and performance, according to new research released by DCA in partnership with RMIT University, the Star Observer, Deloitte and QBE.

Young People & the Future of the Workforce

United Nations International Youth Day
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Workplace strategies that target characteristics of generations or generational stereotypes can be harmful to younger workers. Five early career starters share their insights into barriers they have experienced and how organisations can create more inclusive workplaces for young people.

Stop seeing mental health in the workplace through a lens of deficit and risk - DCA Oration with The Hon Julia Gillard

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The Hon Julia Gillard AC, delivering the DCA Anna McPhee Memorial Oration tells Australian businesses to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

The Hon Julia Gillard: Workplaces need to embrace mental health in D&I

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Delivering DCA's Oration, The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Chair of beyondblue and former Prime Minister, said Australian businesses need to see diversity and inclusion (D&I) through a different lens, with mental health as a key focus.

Focus on Indigenous Executives

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Following the insights provided at the recent DCA Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network event we take a closer look at the significant contribution Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people can make to the C-suite and Boardrooms around Australia.

Refugees work! With industry, not institutions

Panel at Refugee Week event: Moderator Lisa Annese at podium with Hooman Mihanzadeh,  Jo Tabit & Michael Combs on stools to her left.
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Thirty per cent of our refugee intake comes from highly-skilled professionals who fail to get their training and certification recognised. We can think bigger and smarter when it comes to refugees, and industry can lead the way.

DCA welcomes the national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

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DCA welcomes the national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Flexible working and the male carer

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On Flexible Working Day, we take a look at the troubling attitudes and career consequence that affect men with caring responsibilities, that were exposed by the DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018.

Male carer ‘career trap’ stalling gender equality

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Men who want to work flexibly to care for their families face high levels of discrimination, and are caught in a fault line that threatens Australia’s progress towards gender equality, according to DCA.

Inclusion Nudges: A snapshot

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At a recent Gender Equality Network event DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O'Leary, delivered an evidence-based overview of inclusion nudges – highlighting what they are, why they’re important, and providing examples of how it works.

Lest we forget

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In 2018, Army veterans continue to serve their country and they continue to live with the experiences of their sacrifice. Many face challenges returning to civilian life, employment and full physical and mental health.

Seven myths about flexible working and how to debunk them

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A major stumbling block to enabling more people to access flexible work and careers are the misconceptions about workplace flexibility that abound. DCA has identified seven commonly held myths and presents facts to debunk them in a new Myth Busting Flexibility Tool.

Seven myths about flexible working and how to debunk them

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DCA’s CEO Lisa Annese says organisations and individuals are discouraged from engaging in flexible work by myths and misconceptions. "Many employees want access to flexible work but are discouraged by a workplace culture that views anything other than full-time face time work as second rate."

Why NOW is the time

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DCA is excited to support the launch of NOW – Australia’s response to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. We encourage all workplaces to visibly support this campaign and send the message that sexual harassment, intimidation and abuse will not be tolerated.

Qantas, Words at Work and inclusive language

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DCA's WordsAtWork materials encourage reflection and discussion at work about what respectful and inclusive language looks like.

Everyone's winner: Gender inclusion not at the expense of men

International Women's Day
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This International Women’s Day, DCA is calling on all organisations to step up their inclusion programs by encouraging men to help make gender equality a reality.

International Women’s Day 2018; Everyone’s a winner: Gender inclusion not at the expense of men

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This International Women’s Day, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is calling on all organisations to step up their inclusion programs by encouraging men to help make gender equality a reality.

Take our survey on LGBTIQ+ workplace experience

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We are conducting an Australian study on what motivates Australian LGBTIQ+ workers to come out at work and need your help to recruit respondents so that this research can have the impact it deserves.

Congratulations to WGEA EOCGE citation holders

WGEA Employre of Choice for Gender Equality
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Congratulations to the newly announced Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders for 2017-2018.

In 2018, be the change you want to see

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Read DCA's first eNews for 2018 including our latest blog on key issues that will define 2018

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