Election 2022: Where do the major parties stand on D&I

Submissions

Each Federal Election, Diversity Council Australia writes to both major parties to ask them to respond to a series of questions, based on DCA’s research, about where they stand on key issues of diversity and inclusion affecting Australian workplaces.

Perspectives on Mother’s Day

Blog

Marking Mother’s Day from diverse perspectives

Who is DCA's 1000th member ...?

Blog

DCA recently welcomed their newest member. Meet them here ...

AI in recruitment: friend or foe?

Blog

A look at AI - and its risk/rewards - in recruitment.

Case Study - Making D&I more structured and scalable at Real Asset Management Group

Case Study

By participating in DCA’s Inclusive Employer Index, RAM was able to make D&I more structured and scalable. Read more.

DCA Member Update – Religious Discrimination Bills

Position statements

DCA supports religious discrimination protections consistent with other anti-discrimination laws and will continue to proactively work with employers to create workplaces where someone's faith (or no faith) is respected and afforded the same dignity as other identity attributes.

DCA submission on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

Submissions

DCA has made a submission in response to the Inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related bills.

Why inclusion at work will help Australian businesses survive the great resignation

Inclusion@Work Index 2021-2022
Opinion pieces

Diversity Council Australia’s new research shows that inclusion may be exactly what Australia needs to safeguard our economy, our national prosperity, and indeed our ability to thrive in the challenging times ahead.

Vaccination objections: Not a diversity and inclusion issue

Opinion pieces

Some people have gone so far as to suggest that workplace policies that ask people to be vaccinated before they return to the office are a form of discrimination against the unvaccinated. And it’s this claim that I think we need to address, and to explain why this is not the case.

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.

CommBank’s AdvantAge

Case Study

CommBank’s age and life stage employee network – called AdvantAge.

An open letter to Trumpists: progress and inclusion are the only way to stop the chaos in 2021

US Capitol Building
Opinion pieces

Political unrest in the US, compounded by the raging pandemic, has ensured that 2021’s coverage has been plagued by many of the same words that dominated headlines last year: Protest. Tribalism. Fear.

Class has the strongest link to inclusion at work, so why aren’t we talking about it?

Opinion pieces

According to DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, we need to measure class, so we can understand how class impacts our experiences of work and why. And we need to ensure that organisational initiatives reach and positively impact people from all classes.

NAB’s African Australian Employment Program

Case Study

NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program provides six months of work experience, to help people find meaningful employment.

Neurodiversity: different not lesser than | Featuring Chris Varney

Chris Varney standing in laneway. Text: Neurodiversity explained.
Q&A

DCA CEO Lisa Annese, spoke with Chris Varney, founder and CEO of the I CAN Network – an organisation that empowers people on the Autism spectrum – to better understand neurodiversity and get his unique perspectives as a leader with autism successfully employing 38 employees with autism.

Why we need diversity and inclusion now, more than ever

A group of diverse people's hands on a table
Blog

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

Graffiti on wall of face mask and words 'COVID-19'
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.

Call me by my name | COVID -19

Poster with the words: Be kind
Blog

As coronavirus panic sparks increased racism DCA CEO Lisa Annese reminds us of the unity, kindness, and respect needed to endure this human crisis.

Submission: Religious Discrimination Legislation - Second Exposure Draft 2020

Submissions

DCA strongly supports individuals being protected from discrimination and harassment because of their religious belief and we proactively support our members in creating workplaces where religious belief is afforded the same dignity and respect as other attributes of a person’s identity.

DCA submission on the Census

Submissions

DCA submission urges that questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status be asked in the 2021 Census

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