Counting Culture: It’s about more than asking “Where are you from?”

Catherine@dca.org.au
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.

Looking at the workplace through a neurodiverse lens

Blog

Neurodiverse people bring different perspectives to work. Here is just one of them ...

Video: Ming Long on why leaders need to fear difference less

Photo Ming Long
Blog

DCA board member Ming Long talks about her passion for diversity and inclusion, and explains why leaders need to fear difference less.

Why we need resilience in the face of backlash to diversity and inclusion

Opinion pieces

DCA CEO Lisa Annese sends a message of support to others who are agitating for change and may be receiving backlash.

The ones to watch in 2019

Blog

The key events DCA will be keenly anticipating – and participating in – over the coming twelve months.

Those paid to promote diverse workplaces are rarely diverse themselves

Opinion pieces

DCA CEO Lisa Annese explores why those paid to promote diverse workplaces are rarely diverse themselves.

The Art of Inclusion: Podcast Preview

Series of modern art head profiles with the words The Art of Inclusion
Podcasts

Listen to a snapshot of the upcoming podcast series.

Airport lounges as a metaphor for diversity and leadership ...

Blog

Lisa Annese reflects on how airport lounges reflect the lack of diversity in leadership in Australia.

Refugee talent: something to think about the next time you hire

Blog

In Australia, 30 per cent of our refugee intake comes from highly-skilled professions and trades. Yet many of them fail to get their training and certification recognised ...

Happy Mardi Gras 2018

Blog

On the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Mardi Gras, more and more organisations are participating to make it the biggest parade yet. But how safe is it for Australians to be out at work? DCA's Policy & Research Manager Cathy Brown asks this question and more in a new blog.

Why should business care about social justice?

Blog

Why should business care about social justice?

Key issues that will define 2018

Blog

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

Why people hate on diversity and inclusion (and how to get them not to)

Opinion pieces

Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the great Australian maxim of a fair go for all?

Senate inquiry into citizenship law changes

Submissions

DCA made a submission in July 2017 to the Senate's inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill, highlighting the potential impact proposed changes could have on Australian business .

You're entitled to your opinion, unless it's not based on fact

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

We must have the courage to call out racism when we see it.

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.

Why Punk Rock Hair Is Good For Business!

Aurecon Just imagine
Blog

Successful businesses are ‘innovative’ and ‘creative’. They ‘do things differently’, or claim to. Quite often, however, we expect ‘out-of-the-box thinking’, yet expunge any form of expression.

‘One Nation’ – but a nation for who?

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - One Nation?
Blog

Pauline Hanson will have a legitimate right to represent her party in the Senate after securing more than 9% of the vote in Queensland. But a right to representation should not be confused with a legitimacy to make inflammatory claims.

Focus on ‘guys’ misses the point(s) of the WordsAtWork campaign

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Words
Blog

Our #WordsAtWork campaign is not telling people what they can and can’t say. We are simply asking people to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and look at what they say from another perspective.

Building inclusion - the power of language

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA
Blog

Language can be used to deliberately exclude or attack groups of people, most evident in the case of overt abuse such as racist, sexist or homophobic language, even though those that use such language frequent deny that this was their intention.

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