Israel Folau: why words matter

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The ongoing Israel Folau debate shows how powerful language is, especially at work.

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.

Video: Ming Long on why leaders need to fear difference less

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DCA board member Ming Long talks about her passion for diversity and inclusion, and explains why leaders need to fear difference less.

Fair Gone: flipping the script on African gangs, race and multiculturalism


Nyadol Nyuon, a South Sudanese-born lawyer and activist, is familiar with the media’s ‘African gangs’ narrative. But her only brush with the law has been gaining a legal degree! In this episode, she shares her incredible story.

The facts on Victorian African Crime

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Much has been made in the media lately of Australia being in the grip of an ‘African youth crime wave’. But is this really the case?

DCA utterly condemns Senator Fraser Anning’s comments

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DCA utterly condemns Senator Fraser Anning’s divisive and inaccurate comments about Muslim Australians, social cohesion and our immigration program.

Refugee talent: something to think about the next time you hire


In Australia, 30 per cent of our refugee intake comes from highly-skilled professions and trades. Yet many of them fail to get their training and certification recognised ...

Susan Carland on faith, feminism and intersectionality


Dr Susan Carland sits down to answer DCA’s questions about the intersection of her feminism and her Muslim faith.

Freedom of religion consultation


DCA wants to hear from its members about how they manage issues where religion and other diversity dimensions collide, and what policies they have in place to allow employees to observe religious practice.

Senate inquiry into citizenship law changes


DCA made a submission in July 2017 to the Senate's inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill, highlighting the potential impact proposed changes could have on Australian business .

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.

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.

Robots aren't racist

Cathy Brown, Policy & Research Manager, DCA

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.

Freedom of Speech in Australia Inquiry


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

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

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.

Submission in advance of AHRC inaugural Religious Freedom Roundtable


Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, has requested submissions in advance of an inaugural roundtable on religious freedom scheduled to be held in November 2015.

Building inclusion - the power of language

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA

Language can be used to deliberately exclude or attack groups of people, most evident in the case of overt abuse such as racist, sexist or homophobic language, even though those that use such language frequent deny that this was their intention.

Busting the Culture Club – how Australia’s companies can harness the benefits of cultural diversity

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia

For how long will the profit and performance of Australian companies continue to be compromised by the lack of cultural diversity?

Harmony and religious freedom in anxious times

Dr Tim Soutphommasane Race Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission

In a guest Blog, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, talks about harmony and religious freedom in anxious times and how we must not let fear and hate prevail.