On being a family friendly workplace ...

Blog

What does it mean for an organisation to be TRULY family friendly?

Affordable childcare? What must happen after the big budget announcement ...

Blog

A high quality, accesible early learning system is the most powerful instrument we have to realise an equal society, says Jay Weatherill

Workplace mental health adds up

Blog

Guest Blog by Kathy Bond, Workplace Engagement Manager at Mental Health First Aid outlines the importance of mental health as an OHS issue

Why businesses can lead on the domestic violence crisis

Opinion pieces

Why business has a role to play when it comes to eradicating gendered violence.

DCA Submission in response to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process

Submissions

DCA has welcomed the opportunity to make this Submission in response to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process Interim Report to the Australian Government.

Working from home: fluke or a permanent feature?

Blog

Love working from home? Here's what you need to know to keep making it work...

An open letter to Trumpists: progress and inclusion are the only way to stop the chaos in 2021

US Capitol Building
Opinion pieces

Political unrest in the US, compounded by the raging pandemic, has ensured that 2021’s coverage has been plagued by many of the same words that dominated headlines last year: Protest. Tribalism. Fear.

DCA's Communication on Engagement UN Global Compact 2020

Submissions

Diversity Council Australia is proud to reaffirm its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

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

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

Chris Varney standing in laneway. Text: Neurodiversity explained.
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

Scene of a protest, sign in foreground says "No Justice, no peace"
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

A group of diverse people's hands on a table
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

Shadowed figure in front of rainy window
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

Four emoji faces side-by-side wearing medical masks
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

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

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