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.

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.

Business gets behind the national summit for Indigenous people working in corporate Australia

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working in corporate Australia attended the inaugural National Indigenous Corporate Network (NICN) National Summit yesterday, held at Redfern in Sydney.

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

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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

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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?

DCA’s ground-breaking research reveals the cultural origins of Australia’s business leaders

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In an Australian first, DCA's new research released today called Capitalising on Culture: A Study of the Cultural Origins of ASX 200 Business Leaders, reveals the cultural origins of board members and senior executives in our major listed companies.

DCA’s ground-breaking research reveals the cultural origins of Australia’s business leaders - media alert

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In an Australian first, DCA's new research, Capitalising on Culture: A Study of the Cultural Origins of ASX 200 Business Leaders, reveals the cultural origins of board members and senior executives in our major listed companies.

Diversity Council Australia begins succession planning for new CEO

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The Diversity Council Australia Board has started succession planning to replace Chief Executive Officer Nareen Young following her decision to step down from her role in 2014 to pursue board and executive opportunities.

Workplace diversity progress hampered by lack of strategic engagement and resources

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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

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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.

Increasing cultural diversity on boards: quotas not the answer

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In the lead up to Harmony Day (Thursday 21 March), Diversity Council Australia calls for organisations to value cultural diversity and inter-cultural capability more, especially at the board and senior executive level, but rejects the concept of quotas.

Closing the Work Gap in Corporate Australia

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In the lead up to National Close the Gap Day, research released today shows new approaches to Indigenous community engagement by the corporate sector are urgently needed in order to close the gap in employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

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

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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

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

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