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This Father’s Day, let’s encourage men to work flexibly!

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Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the contributions of fathers in our families and communities. But Australian workplaces don’t necessarily make it easy for men to be actively involved in their families, according to DCA.

The gender pay gap – the never-ending story?

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The gender pay gap is alive and well in Australia, and a lot more needs to be done to close it said DCA.

Employers join together to ‘prime the pipeline’ for women in technology

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Diversity Council Australia (DCA) has convened a group of leading employers in Australia to address the lack of diversity and under-representation of women in the technology sector.

Changes to paid parental leave: bad for business, women and families

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Diversity Council Australia is disappointed with the Federal Government’s announcement that many parents who receive employer-paid parental leave will be ineligible for the Government-paid parental leave scheme from July 2016.

The business case for addressing mental health

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Diversity Council Australia (DCA), Business Council of Australia (BCA) and beyondblue have teamed up to help businesses make practical changes to contribute to mentally healthy workplaces.

Is there ‘harmony’ in the boardroom in 2015?

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DCA has partnered with Deakin University on Australian first research to investigate cultural diversity in ASX Boards over the past decade - and the findings are revealing.

International Women’s Day 2015: Are Australia’s working women heading back to the future?

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To help celebrate the milestone of DCA’s 30th Anniversary, and in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, we have looked at just how far women have come in the last thirty years.

DCA’s response to shelving of an expanded Paid Parental Leave scheme in favour of childcare reforms

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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.

Now is the time for employers to plan their New Year diversity resolutions

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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.

Employers need a Heads Up on workplace mental health

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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.

DCA debate finds promotion on merit does not give everyone a ‘fair go’

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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 DCA and INPEX Annual Diversity Debate to explore the ‘merits of merit’

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The Diversity Council Australia and INPEX Annual Diversity Debate for 2014 will explore: Does promotion on merit give everyone a ‘fair go’?

The motherhood penalty: Why mothers face the widest gender pay gap

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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.

New Australian research reveals how ‘the bamboo ceiling’ is blocking the rise of Asian talent

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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.

Discrimination…What you shouldn’t expect when you’re expecting!

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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 supports action on childcare following Productivity Commission’s report

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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.

Diversity Council Australia appoints Lisa Annese as new CEO

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Diversity Council Australia is delighted to announce Lisa Annese has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.

DCA opposes changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

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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.

DCA says minimum standard for gender reporting not enough to encourage progress on gender equality

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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.

Getting results on women in leadership: Employers must ditch what they think works and do what actually works

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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.

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