Why Australia’s business community needs a standardised approach to measuring cultural diversity

Opinion pieces

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.

Why businesses are a refuge for asylum seekers and refugees

Blog

Why it is important to consider the role of the corporate sector in creating inclusive opportunities for welcoming and settling refugees.

How refugee inclusion allowed IKEA Australia to better serve their market, create a values-driven culture

Case Study

Deep dive into how refugee inclusion allowed IKEA Australia to better serve their market, lead on sustainability and create a values-driven culture.

We need to talk about racism at work

Opinion pieces

In not naming racism, particularly at work, many Australians continue to endure it from organisations and individuals in their daily working lives.

Perspectives on Multilingualism

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Blog

A look at the linguistic diversity within Australia and finding ways to celebrate its richness.

Caste: A challenge for equality, diversity, and inclusion

Blog

With caste-based discrimination becoming more apparent in organisations, employers should be concerned and aware. Read more ...

Herbert Smith Freehills taking action to improve ethnic diversity across the firm

Herbert Smith Freehills
Case Study

In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Herbert Smith Freehills’ CEO and the broader leadership team began a deeper conversation with their people about improving ethnic diversity across the firm.

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

Opinion pieces

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

NAB’s African Australian Employment Program

Case Study

NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program provides six months of work experience, to help people find meaningful employment.

Call me by my name | COVID -19

Poster with the words: Be kind
Blog

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

Submission: Religious Discrimination Legislation - Second Exposure Draft 2020

Submissions

DCA strongly supports individuals being protected from discrimination and harassment because of their religious belief and we proactively support our members in creating workplaces where religious belief is afforded the same dignity and respect as other attributes of a person’s identity.

In good faith

The Art of Inclusion: In good faith- Religion in modern Australia
Podcasts

As debates about religious expression continue, what’s it like to be a person of faith in modern Australia? We ask lawyer Daniel Wakim and DCA’s own Mariam Veiszadeh in our podcast.

We need to develop a more nuanced understanding of cultural diversity

Opinion pieces

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.

Submission in response to the Exposure draft Religious Freedom Bills

Submissions

While DCA strongly supports protections against discrimination on the basis of faith, this submission argues that proposed new laws would be problematic for business.

Religious inclusion: why it’s important and how to get it

Blog

DCA CEO Lisa Annese reflects on our multi-faith guidelines

Israel Folau: why words matter

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Blog

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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Opinion pieces

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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Blog

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

Podcasts

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?

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