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.

Building Inclusion: How leaders can make or break diversity

Media releases

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?

DCA welcomes more women in new Turnbull Cabinet

Media releases

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).

How does Australia measure up on its Asia capabilities?

Media releases

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.

Diversity Council Australia appoints David Morrison AO as new Chair

Media releases

The Directors of Diversity Council Australia are delighted to announce that retired Lieutenant General David Morrison AO will be appointed as the new Chair of the DCA Board.

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.

Employers join together to ‘prime the pipeline’ for women in technology

Media releases

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.

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.

The business case for addressing mental health

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia (DCA), Business Council of Australia (BCA) and beyondblue have teamed up to help businesses make practical changes to contribute to mentally healthy workplaces.

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.

DCA joins campaign for marriage equality in Australia

News articles

DCA has joined numerous high-profile businesses to pledge support for marriage equality in Australia by becoming a corporate supporter of the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.

LGBTIQ+ diversity practice and thinking in Australia

Diversity Matters

Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for March 2015, exclusively for DCA members. In this issue, we turn our focus to the latest in LGBTIQ+ diversity practice and thinking in Australia.

Is there ‘harmony’ in the boardroom in 2015?

Media releases

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.

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.

Everyday sexism

Diversity Matters

Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for December 2014. In this issue, we explore everyday sexism and consider how these commonplace micro-inequities and other workplace behaviours work to create gender biased workplace cultures across a range of sectors.

Employers need a Heads Up on workplace mental health

Media releases

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’

Media releases

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%.

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