Opinion pieces

Vaccination objections: Not a diversity and inclusion issue

Opinion pieces

Some people have gone so far as to suggest that workplace policies that ask people to be vaccinated before they return to the office are a form of discrimination against the unvaccinated. And it’s this claim that I think we need to address, and to explain why this is not the case.

Workplaces – a key chapter in improving the stories of Australian Muslims

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Workplace-driven solutions are key to improving the stories of Australian Muslims.

Why businesses can lead on the domestic violence crisis

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

We need to develop a more nuanced understanding of cultural diversity

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Cultural diversity is more than just how a census data point defines you, and it’s more than just your race or ethnicity – it is also about the way someone else defines you, and how you identify, with all the complexity that entails.

What would be good for mothers is closing the pay gap faster

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Mother’s Day is an apt time to recognise mothering. But the load of mothering doesn’t just happen on one day every year. It’s ongoing. And we need to look at what that means for women’s lives and careers, says DCA CEO, Lisa Annese.

Counting Culture: It’s about more than asking “Where are you from?”

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Australia boasts one of the most multicultural populations in the world. But after almost five decades of multiculturalism we still don’t have clarity around what cultural diversity is and therefore how to best measure and report on this cultural diversity.

Workplace sexual harassment affects women in varied and complex ways

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Despite #MeToo, sexual harassment is still everywhere. And it has devestating effects ...

Why we need resilience in the face of backlash to diversity and inclusion

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DCA CEO Lisa Annese sends a message of support to others who are agitating for change and may be receiving backlash.

Those paid to promote diverse workplaces are rarely diverse themselves

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

Why workplaces should care about LGBTIQ+ inclusion

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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.

Working in a #MeToo world: hopes for the national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

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Lisa Annese, CEO of Diversity Council Australia, weighs in on the national inquiry into workplace harassment, and what this means for businesses operationing in a #MeToo world

Hopes for Jacinda Ardern’s power pregnancy

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Jacinda Ardern's power pregnancy is going to help many women crack the baby/boss dilemma.

Australia should consider Iceland's strategy to overcome the gender pay gap

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Taking Iceland’s lead and introducing penalties for failing to recognise one of the most stubborn problems in our workforce could speed up progress.

Why people hate on diversity and inclusion (and how to get them not to)

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Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the great Australian maxim of a fair go for all?

If you don't believe in marriage equality, it's time to change your stripes

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As a citizen, a parent, an ally, and someone who leads an organisation committed to inclusion, here's why I am voting YES to marriage equality.

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

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

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

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

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