The onus should be on workplaces to stamp out sexual harassment, not victims to report it

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The Respect at Work Bill is set to be debated in parliament today, but according to Ms Annese, while a step in the right direction, in its current form the Respect at Work Bill is insufficient to really stamp out sexual harassment.

#IStandForRespect

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Australia is at a turning point in the national conversation about sexual harassment and gender inequality. To make sure these conversations turn into action, we are now asking Australian CEOs to stand with us – as leaders and members of DCA – and commit to the two simple steps.

DCA statement on the passing of Susan Ryan

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Diversity Council Australia is shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Susan Ryan.

COVID-19 is exacerbating existing inequalities and will widen the gender pay gap

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As we prepare to mark Equal Pay Day on 28 August, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is calling for a renewed focus on the gender pay gap as COVID-19 exacerbates inequalities for women.

DCA welcomes the announcement of fully subsidised childcare for essential workers

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Diversity Council Australia has today welcomed the Government’s announcement that childcare would be fully subsidised for essential workers.

DCA responds to Respect @ Work report

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DCA congratulates the Sex Discrimination Commissioner on the important and thorough examination of the issue of sex-based and sexual harassment at work in the report Respect@Work tabled this afternoon in parliament.

IWD 2020: Do we still really need workplace gender equality?

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This International Women’s Day, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is challenging the idea that workplaces no longer need to address gender equality.

Ground-breaking research reveals support for inclusion in workplaces is up among one of the most resistant groups

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DCA's 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index shows that support for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is up among men – traditionally the group least likely to strongly support, and one of the groups most likely to oppose such initiatives.

Proposed Religious Freedom Laws will be impossible for Employers

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The Australian Government’s proposed legislative reforms on religious freedom could stop Australian businesses fostering inclusive cultures and erode any hard-won benefits organisations have derived from inclusion.

Increasing gender discrimination a barrier to equal pay

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An new report released today by KPMG Australia found that gender discrimination continues to be the single largest factor contributing to the gender pay gap.

Is it time for Australia to embrace a Bill of Rights to enshrine equality for all?

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The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG delivers Diversity Council Australia’s third Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Telstra.

This Mother’s Day, let’s ‘share the care’ to close the gender pay gap

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In the lead up to Mother’s Day, DCA is calling for government and business to do more to address the gendered impact of caring responsibilities to close the gender pay gap.

International Women’s Day 2019 - Top myths on sexual harassment and how to debunk them

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This International Women’s Day, DCA is calling on employers to stand up for safety and respect at work and stamp out sexual harassment.

IWD 2019 - Top myths on sexual harassment and how to debunk them

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This International Women’s Day, Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is calling on employers to stand up for safety and respect at work and stamp out sexual harassment.

DCA members dominate WGEA EOCGE citation 2018-2019

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Over 80 DCA member organisation feature in the 2018-2019 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders list.

Sexual harassment and gender inequality after #MeToo.

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Workplace sexual harassment is on the rise. In our latest podcast episode, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, and journalist Tracey Spicer provide insightful recommendations on how we can take action to reverse this alarming trend.

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

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.

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.

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