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

The Art of Inclusion: At a loss- dealing with and illness death  - Many candles flickering
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

Happy Mothers' Day Opinion piece by Lisa Annese with imagery from the Share the Care report cover
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

Curved road sign on a country road in the rain
Blog

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

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.

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.

Getting care aware: how to do it in your workplace

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA
Blog

The most recent survey carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that 63% of all carers over 15 (and 42% of primary carers) are employed or looking for work. With the ageing of our population, it is likely that this will affect the majority of us at some stage in our working lives.

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report

Submissions

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report.

End of life leave as important as parental leave

Blog

DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, examines how workplaces can better support employees with eldercare responsibilities, especially those providing end-of-life care.

Lisa Annese: A new world of work where diversity is the norm

Lisa Annese photo
Blog

In her first Blog as DCA's new Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Annese talks about how thrilled she is by her appointment and how she looks forward to making diversity the norm in our workplaces.

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

Submissions

DCA is pleased to support the work of the Productivity Commission in undertaking an Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning which is of significance to Australian families and employers, and has prepared a submission on behalf of its members.

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

Submissions

DCA's submission to the Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review reflects the views of our members, many of whom provide leading practice initiatives.

Think carer, think male

Blog

When you think of ‘carers’, who comes to mind? Often we automatically think of women, usually mature age women. We are, however, much less likely to ‘think carer, think male’.

Active fathering: The key to being a great dad through flexible work

Blog

In the lead up to Father's Day, internationally renowned researcher and industry consultant, Dr Graeme Russell, explores how men can be active fathers by changing their approach to work through flexible working.

Inquiry on Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave

Submissions

DCA consulted its members and advocated a national, government-funded, 14 week paid maternity leave scheme for all working women in its submission.