It’s time to Flex: Embrace flexible working or flounder in the future

News articles

DCA is delighted to announce the release of Future-Flex, a new way of thinking about workplace flexibility. More than just accommodating an individual’s needs, this new program is about re-designing work at a team or organisation.

Give Dad the best Father’s Day present ever – flexible working

Media releases

This Father’s Day, Diversity Council Australia is calling on Australian businesses to make flexible work standard business practice for working dads.

Alternative billing practices for greater flexibility, diversity & sustainability

News articles

Time-based billing has been the dominant model in the Legal and other professions for decades. However, an audience at DCA’s recent Diversity in the Legal Profession Network heard emerging evidence that this may not be the ideal way to do business.

Election 2016: Where do the major parties stand on D&I?

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia has today released responses to its pre-election survey about policies the major parties would be taking to the election that support diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces.

Can't take a joke - We need the courage to call it

News articles

Speech is a form of action. Whether we like it or not, our words have consequences. Inclusive language at work is needed now to shift thinking, change outdated workplace cultures, deliver better business outcomes and create a better society.

Research Matters, June 2016

Research Matters

To help you get across the latest thinking and development on diversity and inclusion, we have handpicked a range of Australian and international research.

CEOs of leading Australian organisations talk D&I with DCA Chair David Morrison AO

Media releases

CEOs and other leaders of some of Australia’s leading organisations today met with David Morrison AO, DCA Chair and 2016 Australian of the Year, to discuss opportunities and challenges for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace.

Include & Innovate: How D&I will drive innovation in 2016 and beyond

Media releases

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a key driver for innovation, and businesses must start laying the ground work now, according to Diversity Council Australia.

Research Matters, November 2015

Research Matters

To help you get across the latest thinking and development on diversity and inclusion, we have handpicked a range of Australian and international research.

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

Media releases

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?

Media releases

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

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

Media releases

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.

Research Matters, April 2015

Research Matters

In this issue, DCA puts the spotlight on an Australian first research study we have partnered with Deakin on investigating the cultural diversity of ASX Boards over the past decade.

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

Media releases

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

Media releases

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

Media releases

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.

Research Matters, September 2014

Research Matters

In this issue, DCA puts the spotlight on the latest Australian research on diversity including its pivotal study into ‘the bamboo ceiling’ and why so few Asian leaders are reaching the top.

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

Media releases

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.

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.

Diversity Council Australia supports action on childcare following Productivity Commission’s report

Media releases

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.

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