Flexibility a powerful tool for employers facing office return reluctance

Opinion pieces

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.

Childlessness – the unspoken workplace inclusion issue

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Blog

As workplaces become more inclusive and family-friendly, there is still a very large group of people who remain unseen.

On being a family friendly workplace ...

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What does it mean for an organisation to be TRULY family friendly?

Affordable childcare? What must happen after the big budget announcement ...

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A high quality, accesible early learning system is the most powerful instrument we have to realise an equal society, says Jay Weatherill

Working from home: fluke or a permanent feature?

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Love working from home? Here's what you need to know to keep making it work...

Why we need diversity and inclusion now, more than ever

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Inclusion isn’t just a nice to have. There is a recognition that the principles of inclusion – respect, connection, progressing and contributing – are essential in responding to the immediate challenges, and planning for the future.

COVID Conversations: Deloitte and Clare Harding

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Q&A

In the second of our ‘COVID Conversations’ with DCA members, Clare Harding from Deloitte Australia explains that prior investment in planning for the virtual office has paid off, equipping them with the necessary resources and mind-set to scale up as the crisis unfolded.

Future-Flex at NAB

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Case Study

THINK FLEXIBLY, WORK FLEXIBLY: NAB Marrickville Business Banking Pilot work redesign and flexibility.

Future-Flex Work Design at IAG

Case Study

Creating a workplace where employees can fully contribute is one way IAG brings to life for its employees its purpose – we make your world a safer place.

This International Women’s Day, let’s challenge stubborn social norms

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Opinion pieces

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.

Caring is sharing

The Art of Inclusion - Caring is sharing – pioneering shared care policies in Australia’s workplaces.  Stones on the beach are arranged to look like four different sized footprints representing a family.
Podcasts

A shared care revolution is happening in some of Australia’s most forward-thinking organisations. Discover best practice in our latest podcast instalment.

Thinking outside the box

The Art of Inclusion: Thinking outside the box- Neurodiversity and autism at work
Podcasts

What exactly is neurodiversity, and how can we improve workplace design to accommodate it and help neurodiverse employees thrive? Find out on the latest episode of DCA’s podcast.

At a loss

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Podcasts

In episode 3 of the second series of our podcasts we have an important and open conversation about illness and bereavement at work.

What would be good for mothers is closing the pay gap faster

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Opinion pieces

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.

Flexible work - for when life throws curve balls

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DCA's Tracy Hocking pens a heartfelt personal reflection on the unexpected benefit of flexible work.

Submission regarding the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

Submissions

DCA opposes proposed changes to the Government-funded Paid Parental Leave scheme and has outlined this in a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee currently reviewing the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016.

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.

Top tips for a flexible workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

No successful sporting coach has ever suggested that only one or two members of a team need to be flexible.

Life is messy. If we want the brightest workforce, we need more flexible work

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Globalisation, technology and the 24/7 marketplace are changing the way we work and the only solution is more flexible work opportunities.

The Best Father's Day Present Would Be Flexible Working Hours

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

If there is any evidence of the importance of a dad who both works and cares simultaneously, it is right here in my heart.

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