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.
The Diversity Council Australia and Xplore for Success Annual Diversity Debate held in Sydney last night found there is too much talk and not enough action on diversity, with the audience voting in favour of the affirmative team by 65% to 35%.
Much recent attention has been given to the need for more inclusive leadership at the political level in Australia. But do organisations understand the benefits of having inclusive leaders, especially as workplaces become more diverse?
The announcement that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will have five women in his new Federal Cabinet, and several in influential portfolios, is welcome news according to Diversity Council Australia (DCA).
Diversity Council Australia has surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 Australian workers to generate the first ever National Scorecard of Australia’s Workforce Asia Capability.
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 is alive and well in Australia, and a lot more needs to be done to close it said DCA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Diversity Council Australia and INPEX Annual Diversity Debate for 2014 will explore: Does promotion on merit give everyone a ‘fair go’?
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.
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.
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 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.