National Reconciliation Week – what it means to me


To mark National Reconciliation Week, DCA’s Simone Empacher Earl shares what the week means to her as a member of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Cultural allyship of Indigenous people in an election year - and beyond

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2022 is an important year for cultural allyship. Read how and why.

Case Study - Building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness at ANZ

Case Study

A case study on how ANZ elevated their focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion from theory to practice and implemented change that really works.

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.

NAIDOC 2021: On ancient cultures, and modern workplaces


By Professor Deen Sanders. Professor Sanders says every person benefits from living in better relationship with their community and country. So how do we do that in the context of the present day workplace?

NAIDOC 2021: From standing alone to standing together


John Paul Janke has always had a special connection to NAIDOC Week; here, he shares what this week means to him.

NAIDOC 2021: Heal Country, Heal Nation - by Rebecca Hyland


In 2021 the theme for NAIDOC Week (4-11 July) is – Heal Country. It's a call for all Australians to protect our land and cultural heritage.

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


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

Black Lives Matter in Australia | Featuring John Paul Janke

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

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.

Unfinished business

The Art of Inclusion: Unfinished business - Constitutional recorgnition - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

What exactly is constitutional recognition and why does it matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians? Advocate and union leader Thomas Mayor explains in this important epsiode of our podcast.

Sorry Business

The Art of Inclusion. Episode 1: Sorry Business: Death in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

In the first episode for Season 2 of The Art of Inclusion, we consider the cultural protocols for death in Indigenous communities – and how workplaces can better understand and support this practice.

NAIDOC 2019: Voice, Treaty Truth

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NAIDOC 2019's theme is Voice, Treaty Truth. We find out what that means to community leader Thomas Mayor.

Indigenous women making their mark as tradies

Case Study

A national Indigenous recruitment service is successfully placing Aboriginal women into a typically male-dominated workforce through an intensive traineeship.

Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians

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Linda Burney – the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament goes on the record.

Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


On behalf of Australian business, in particular DCA member organisations, we made this submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples advocating for recognition of our First Peoples.

Beds still burning: why a proud future means waking up to the past

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DCA Director Chris Lamb on why a proud future means facing the past.

Audio: An Indigenous perspective

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Tanya Denning-Orman, Station Manager of SBS’s National Indigenous Television, reflects on constitutional recognition, and the failings of Closing the Gap targets.

"A nation building opportunity"- thoughts and actions on the Uluru Statement


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders share their thoughts on the Uluru Statement, Constitutional reform, and ally actions.

Key issues that will define 2018


This agenda for change agents outlines the key issues that will define 2018

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.