Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses


DCA's own Cathy Brown has teamed with RMIT's Raymond Trau to look at the consequences of workplace environments where employees choose to hide their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status for fear being “out” could damage their careers.

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

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

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

Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (same-sex marriage) Bill


DCA made a submission to Senate Select Committee reviewing exemptions proposed in a Bill which would legalise marriage equality in Australia.

Born This Way: Turning Up Tolerance or Interrupting Inclusion?

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA

My kids are big fans of Macklemore, and his album The Heist is on high rotation on our family road trips. We’re all up for putting our hands in the air and car dancing.

LGBTI Inclusion: Are Your Leaders Really Engaged?

Lin Surch Workplace Education and Relationship Manager Pride in Diversity

LGBTI inclusion has arguably made substantial progress over recent years. Of course many of us know that there is still plenty of work to do.

Why does marriage equality matter to corporate Australia?

Rodney Croome National Director Australian Marriage Equality

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults, as it believes a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law.

Submission to consultation on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex (SOGII) Rights (Australian Human Rights Commission)


Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, has requested input to a consultation on key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia. DCA is pleased to make a contribution.

Lessons from Thorpey beyond the pool


In a special guest Blog, Chris Lamb, Head of HR Australia and Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Lend Lease reflects on Ian Thorpe's recent announcement of his sexual orientation and the lessons this has for creating more inclusive workplaces.

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012, Exposure Legislation


Diversity Council Australia is pleased to make a submission in response to the exposure legislation of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012.

Proposed consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws


DCA consulted its members on the Australian Government's proposal to consolidate Commonwealth anti-discrimination law and developed a submission on their behalf.