The second season of DCA's Australian Podcast Award-nominated show The Art of Inclusion will be back for a second season in the latter half of the year.
The new instalment, much like the first, will smash taboos and peer into the lives of fascinating people, whose individual stories create the tapestry of diversity that make up Australia and its workplaces.
Now, we can exclusively reveal which topics and names will feature in the second series:
Domestic Violence through an LGBTIQ lens - Australia is suffering a domestic violence epidemic. Our Watch reports that a woman a week is murdered by a current or fomer partner. The cases most often reported are those which unfold in heterosexual relationships, but this isn't the whole story. The Art of Inclusion will explore the presence of domestic violence in LGBTIQ relationships.
Constitutional recognition - In 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders gathered in Uluru and made an appeal for constitutional recognition, know as the Uluru Statement from the Heart. This proposal was swiftly rejected by the then Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. But the conversation has not stopped – and it won’t. In season two, we ask Torres Strait Islander and union leader Thomas Mayor what exactly constitutional recognition means to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, and more importantly what role Australian workplaces play in making recognition a reality. Carnival CEO Ann Sherry explains her involvement as a business leader.
Sorry Business - with Indigenous Australians experiencing higher death rates than non-Indigenous Australians, as well as highter suicide rates, we talk Sorry Business with Indigenous cultural trainer Mundanara Bayles, and investigate the cultural protocols that exist for the many, many deaths that take place in Indigenous communities.
Neurodiversity - In this episode, autism advocate Yenn Purkins shares her experience of being an employee with autism, and talks about neurodiversity in the context of the workplace, as does autism researcher Darren Hedley of LaTrobe University. Their experiences and expertise challenge the myths that surround autism and neurodiversity.
Shared Care - Many of Australia’s leading businesses are reimagining parental leave with policies that provide all parents with equal access to paid leave, use neutral language, and move away from distinctions of primary and secondary carer. A young professional dad talks staying home with his son, and Catherine McNair of QBE explains how and why her organisation, as well as many others, are offering shared care policies.
Religion - What’s it like to be a believer in a society where nearly 30 percent of Australians have no religious affiliation? And where those who do are often fair game for critique and debate? Advocate and lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh talks about life and Islam, and a young lawyer celebrates his catholicism.
Death - In this episode, we deal with death and bereavement head on. Author Lisa Gallate shares her many painful losses, and Chris Hall, CEO for Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, explains how we as a society can better develop the emotional tools, language and the desire to deal with death and bereavement.
You won't want to miss season 2, coming soon.
Meantime, catch up on the first instalments of The Art of Inclusion.