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

Media releases

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.

Gender diversity, including women in leadership

Diversity Matters

Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for July 2014, exclusively for DCA members and now in a new mobile and tablet friendly format. In this issue, we explore gender diversity, with a particular emphasis on women in leadership.

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

Media releases

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.

Diversity Matters, February 2014

Research Matters

In this bumper issue of Research Matters, exclusively for DCA members, we explore the latest Australian and international research on diversity.

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

Media releases

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.

Availability, cost and access to childcare a major difficulty for Australian business

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia’s consultation with Australian business has found access to and availability of affordable childcare is causing major difficulties for Australian employers.

DCA debate finds flexible working is not the only key to gender equality

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia’s Annual Diversity Debate hosted by Westpac in Sydney last night found that flexible working is not the key to gender equality.

DCA’s Annual Diversity Debate to address flexible working and gender equality

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia’s Annual Diversity Debate will explore an important topic for business, government and the broader community: is flexible working the key to gender equality?

Research Matters, September 2013

Research Matters

Welcome to Research Matters for September 2013.

Workplace diversity progress hampered by lack of strategic engagement and resources

Media releases

Although the business sector has maintained a commitment to workplace diversity for many years, a new survey reveals many organisations are still at the foundation stage of their diversity programs and have a declining focus on diversity strategy.

Older Women Matter: Harnessing the Talents of Australia’s Older Female Workforce

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) research released today found that older women (defined as 45 years plus) represent a sizeable and growing segment of the labour force but Australian organisations are failing to fully harness their skills and talents.

Undervalued, underemployed, discouraged and departed: the story of mature-age women in the workplace

Media releases

This International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March), Diversity Council Australia said more work is urgently needed to address the critical underutilisation of female mature-age talent.

Employers want input on gender equality reforms

Media releases

Leading employers support reforms to advance gender equality in Australian workplaces and want input in creating change, according to Diversity Council Australia.

Diversity amongst women

Diversity Matters

In this issue of Diversity Matters, we explore how diversity amongst women has been largely overlooked in Australian workplaces – with women being treated as one homogenous group – and why this is a key stumbling block to progress.

Unconscious bias

Diversity Matters

In this issue, we investigate unconscious bias, what it means and how it might manifest in the workplace for each of the key diversity dimensions.

Women's employment

Diversity Matters

In this issue we investigate the latest on women's employment, a topic that has reemerged as a particularly hot issue in Australia.

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