The ones to watch in 2019


The key events DCA will be keenly anticipating – and participating in – over the coming twelve months.

Those paid to promote diverse workplaces are rarely diverse themselves

Opinion pieces

DCA CEO Lisa Annese explores why those paid to promote diverse workplaces are rarely diverse themselves.

A new narrative on the International Day of People with Disability


On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we explore a new narrative for disability.

Lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate

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Some lessons for workplace inclusion from the marriage equality debate.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

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DCA's submission, on behalf of our members, to the AHRC’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces will be focused on what leading organisations are doing to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment and the resources need to make workplaces safer. Take our survey.

Ensuring LGBTIQ inclusion initiatives reach regional and remote workforces


Mark Latchford from Pride in Diversity explains why we need to ensuring LGBTI inclusion initiatives reach regional and remote workforces,

Willing and able: a new narrative for disability

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Annabelle Williams OAM, Legal Counsel of the Australian Olympic Committee, and herself a former Paralympic swimmer, shows us there can be a new narrative for disability.

Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians

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Linda Burney – the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament goes on the record.

From older workers to generational solidarity. Let’s rethink ageing at work


Philip Taylor, Professor of Management at Federation University Australia, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, talks age at work.

#YouToo? Sexual harassment and gender inequality after #MeToo

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Journalist Tracey Spicer and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins discuss: how can we finally end the scourge of sexual harassment – and rebuild the structures that have supported it?

Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


On behalf of Australian business, in particular DCA member organisations, we made this submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples advocating for recognition of our First Peoples.

Talking heads: two CEOs on leading and managing mental health

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Two CEOs get real about being human and not just high performing machines.

Out in the open: a transgender executive on the business of transitioning

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Aram Hosie has navigated life – and the workplace – as a man and a woman. He shares his unique perspective - and busts a few myths along the way.

Beds still burning: why a proud future means waking up to the past

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DCA Director Chris Lamb on why a proud future means facing the past.

Fair Gone: flipping the script on African gangs, race and multiculturalism


Nyadol Nyuon, a South Sudanese-born lawyer and activist, is familiar with the media’s ‘African gangs’ narrative. But her only brush with the law has been gaining a legal degree! In this episode, she shares her incredible story.

The facts on Victorian African Crime

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Much has been made in the media lately of Australia being in the grip of an ‘African youth crime wave’. But is this really the case?

Why workplaces should care about LGBTIQ+ inclusion

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Opinion pieces

While workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives are well advanced in some areas, the progress of LGBTIQ+ inclusion hasn’t been quite as linear, says DCA CEO Lisa Annese, in an opinion piece with The Fifth Estate.

DCA utterly condemns Senator Fraser Anning’s comments

Position statements

DCA utterly condemns Senator Fraser Anning’s divisive and inaccurate comments about Muslim Australians, social cohesion and our immigration program.

The Art of Inclusion: Podcast Preview

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Listen to a snapshot of the upcoming podcast series.

Airport lounges as a metaphor for diversity and leadership ...


Lisa Annese reflects on how airport lounges reflect the lack of diversity in leadership in Australia.