Class has the strongest link to inclusion at work, so why aren’t we talking about it?

Opinion pieces

According to DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, we need to measure class, so we can understand how class impacts our experiences of work and why. And we need to ensure that organisational initiatives reach and positively impact people from all classes.

Mental health first aid | Featuring Joel Clapham

Q&A

DCA CEO Lisa Annese, spoke with Joel Clapham, the Founder and Chief Mental Health Champ of Hearten Up, a program dedicated to mental health first aid and suicide prevention training.

The evidence is in on changing workplace sexual harassment

Belinda Crosbie
Blog

If we’re serious about reducing the endemic rates of sexual harassment in the legal profession and providing a safe workplace, we have to act on that data and look at our organisational structures and culture, says Belinda Crosbie, Director at Morrissey Law + Advisory.

Neurodiversity: different not lesser than | Featuring Chris Varney

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Q&A

DCA CEO Lisa Annese, spoke with Chris Varney, founder and CEO of the I CAN Network – an organisation that empowers people on the Autism spectrum – to better understand neurodiversity and get his unique perspectives as a leader with autism successfully employing 38 employees with autism.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Submissions

DCA has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Black Lives Matter in Australia | Featuring John Paul Janke

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Q&A

The momentum generated by the US Black Lives Matter movement has seen Australian organisations question their own systemic inequalities. However, many feel they lack the capability to channel this energy into achieving real change respectfully, inclusively and confidently.

Why we need diversity and inclusion now, more than ever

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Blog

Inclusion isn’t just a nice to have. There is a recognition that the principles of inclusion – respect, connection, progressing and contributing – are essential in responding to the immediate challenges, and planning for the future.

COVID Conversations: Arup Australasia and ASIC

Q&A

In two new COVID Conversations, DCA CEO Lisa Annese speaks with Rachel Nicholls, Board member of engineering and design consultant Arup Australasia, and John Price, a Commissioner for corporate regulator ASIC, to discover how their organisations are going about the business of recovery

COVID Conversations: Natasha Stott Despoja

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Q&A

Natasha Stott Despoja, founding Chair of Our Watch, the national foundation to prevent violence against women and their children, and DCA CEO Lisa Annese, examine the scourge of domestic and family violence in our society, and how organisations can make a difference.

COVID Conversations: Deloitte and Clare Harding

Graffiti on wall of face mask and words 'COVID-19'
Q&A

In the second of our ‘COVID Conversations’ with DCA members, Clare Harding from Deloitte Australia explains that prior investment in planning for the virtual office has paid off, equipping them with the necessary resources and mind-set to scale up as the crisis unfolded.

COVID Conversations: Coles & Russell James

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Q&A

With the potential impact of COVID-19 on our health system and economy generating fear and uncertainty in the community, supermarket employees – deemed essential workers – have emerged as the unsung heroes of the pandemic frontline.

Call me by my name | COVID -19

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Blog

As coronavirus panic sparks increased racism DCA CEO Lisa Annese reminds us of the unity, kindness, and respect needed to endure this human crisis.

This International Women’s Day, let’s challenge stubborn social norms

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Opinion pieces

This International Women’s Day, DCA wants to challenge all gender inequalities, and the stubborn social norms that restrict all of us based on our gender.

Submission: Religious Discrimination Legislation - Second Exposure Draft 2020

Submissions

DCA strongly supports individuals being protected from discrimination and harassment because of their religious belief and we proactively support our members in creating workplaces where religious belief is afforded the same dignity and respect as other attributes of a person’s identity.

DCA submission on the Census

Submissions

DCA submission urges that questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status be asked in the 2021 Census

In good faith

The Art of Inclusion: In good faith- Religion in modern Australia
Podcasts

As debates about religious expression continue, what’s it like to be a person of faith in modern Australia? We ask lawyer Daniel Wakim and DCA’s own Mariam Veiszadeh in our podcast.

Unfinished business

The Art of Inclusion: Unfinished business - Constitutional recorgnition - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
Podcasts

What exactly is constitutional recognition and why does it matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians? Advocate and union leader Thomas Mayor explains in this important epsiode of our podcast.

Why workplaces need to deal with domestic violence

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Blog

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, observed November 25, we explore the importance of domestic violence policy in the workplace.

Caring is sharing

The Art of Inclusion - Caring is sharing – pioneering shared care policies in Australia’s workplaces.  Stones on the beach are arranged to look like four different sized footprints representing a family.
Podcasts

A shared care revolution is happening in some of Australia’s most forward-thinking organisations. Discover best practice in our latest podcast instalment.

Thinking outside the box

The Art of Inclusion: Thinking outside the box- Neurodiversity and autism at work
Podcasts

What exactly is neurodiversity, and how can we improve workplace design to accommodate it and help neurodiverse employees thrive? Find out on the latest episode of DCA’s podcast.

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