At DCA we are calling the Jobs and Skills summit the D&I Summit, because D&I sits at the core of the priorities.
The fourth edition of the She's Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap report from KPMG, Diversity Council Australia and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency estimates the national pay gap at $966m a week or $51.8b a year.
Australian businesses have an opportunity to measure and report on cultural diversity more meaningfully to reflect the sentiment shared by ethnically diverse communities and better inform how governments, employers, and services represent and respond to people’s diverse needs.
Running a small business can be as rewarding as it is challenging, but there is something else we must consider when business is going well or needs some problem solving, and that’s how well business owners are taking care of mental health.
The assumption that Australia is the land of the ‘fair go’, a classless society of equals, is deeply ingrained in our national psyche. Yet, class is something we rarely talk about.
Australia’s paid parental leave policy no longer meets the diverse needs of many families. We call on the next parliament to move towards six months of gender-neutral paid parental leave to encourage shared care by both parents.
A new study by Diversity Council Australia shows mental health in Australian workplaces is a tale of two halves: senior executives are finding ways to cope with mental health challenges, while their fellow employees in entry level and non-managerial positions are finding it harder.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are looking for more meaningful work or a better life balance – and savvy employers can reap the benefits of a flexible approach.
In not naming racism, particularly at work, many Australians continue to endure it from organisations and individuals in their daily working lives.
Diversity Council Australia’s new research shows that inclusion may be exactly what Australia needs to safeguard our economy, our national prosperity, and indeed our ability to thrive in the challenging times ahead.
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.
Based on our work with DCA members over many years, we believe that a positive duty will focus employers on actions that will lead to more respectful and inclusive workplace cultures and this will significantly benefit their business.
Workplace-driven solutions are key to improving the stories of Australian Muslims.
Why business has a role to play when it comes to eradicating gendered violence.
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.
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, DCA wants to challenge all gender inequalities, and the stubborn social norms that restrict all of us based on our gender.
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.
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.
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.