A new approach is needed to engage men on gender equality

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Blog

It’s not enough for men to say they care about gender equality. They have to be committed to making personal change – not just in their professional lives but also in their private lives.

Transphobia and a life lived on the fringe

Blog

As Australians, we pride ourselves on giving everyone a fair go. But how inclusive as a society are we really? Not at all, if you're a transgender person like my friend Nadine.

Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses

Blog

DCA's own Cathy Brown has teamed with RMIT's Raymond Trau to look at the consequences of workplace environments where employees choose to hide their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status for fear being “out” could damage their careers.

Marriage equality

Position statements

DCA supports marriage equality because we believe it will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTIQ+ community.

You're entitled to your opinion, unless it's not based on fact

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Opinion pieces

We must have the courage to call out racism when we see it.

The power of sponsorship

Diana Ryall Founder and Managing Director Xplore for Success
Blog

Unlike mentoring where you are simply asking for some time and an opportunity to share ideas, a sponsor needs to have the confidence in you and your skills to represent you when you are not there. Such a relationship takes time to build.

Submission regarding the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

Submissions

DCA opposes proposed changes to the Government-funded Paid Parental Leave scheme and has outlined this in a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee currently reviewing the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016.

Gender segregation in the workplace inquiry

Submissions

What is your organisation doing to reduce the gender pay gap? DCA is preparing a submission for the Inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and women's economic equality and is seeking your views and experience.

Disability Discrimination Commissioner National Consultations

Submissions

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is conducting national consultations to guide development of his priorities. DCA is seeking case studies of programs and initiatives which can be built upon to achieve greater systemic change.

More than ever, Australians must work together to create an inclusive society

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Opinion pieces

From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.

Why I marched

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Why I March
Blog

Last weekend, I joined thousands of other women in Sydney to march in the Women’s March, Sydney. I did this not only to show solidarity with other citizens of the world but because I believe, when it comes to issues around gender equality, we still have a long way to go in Australia.

Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (same-sex marriage) Bill

Submissions

DCA made a submission to Senate Select Committee reviewing exemptions proposed in a Bill which would legalise marriage equality in Australia.

Robots aren't racist

Cathy Brown, Policy & Research Manager, DCA
Blog

While jobs across the economy are becoming redundant as automated systems and artificial intelligence take over, Cathy Brown, DCA's Policy & Research Manager notes that robots are not sexist, racist or homophobic, it’s the people who program them.

Facing Up to the Realities of Domestic and Family Violence in the Workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Workplaces can make a difference on many levels if they face up to their responsibilities in the quest to reduce family and domestic violence.

Freedom of Speech in Australia Inquiry

Submissions

DCA's submission to the Freedom of Speech in Australia Inquiry arguing against changes to the Racial Discrimination Act is based on feedback from our member organisations.

Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

Position statements

DCA doesn't believe there is a need to change the Racial Discrimination Act.

Top tips for a flexible workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

No successful sporting coach has ever suggested that only one or two members of a team need to be flexible.

Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard: progress is too slow

Libby Lyon WGEA Director
Blog

The third year of data collected and released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that across Australian workplaces, women continue to be under-valued and under-represented at senior levels. While there is progress, the pace of change is much too slow.

Practical ways to promote religious diversity in the workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

By embracing religious and cultural diversity, an organisation can reap productivity rewards – and it’s the right thing to do.

Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

The Diversity Council’s report shows women are paid less just because they are women. So why are we still debating the existence of the pay gap?

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