Organisations and the Mature Workforce


Research from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing and Research points towards a simple framework that could guide organisations in adapting their strategies to meet the challenges of an ageing and age diverse workforce.

Work and Care Inquiry Submission

Australian Senate

DCA has made a submission in response to the Senate Select Committee on Work and Care inquiry.

Aiming high on D&I at the Summit

Opinion pieces

At DCA we are calling the Jobs and Skills summit the D&I Summit, because D&I sits at the core of the priorities.

DCA Pre-Summit Submission


In this submission, we outline what our research says about the experiences of Australian workers from a diversity of backgrounds, and offer evidence-based solutions to create inclusive workplaces.

Why businesses are a refuge for asylum seekers and refugees


Why it is important to consider the role of the corporate sector in creating inclusive opportunities for welcoming and settling refugees.

Land of the ‘fair go’? It’s a myth that is lulling us from the impact of reality

Opinion pieces

The assumption that Australia is the land of the ‘fair go’, a classless society of equals, is deeply ingrained in our national psyche. Yet, class is something we rarely talk about.

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


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


Marking Mother’s Day from diverse perspectives

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


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

AI in recruitment: friend or foe?


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


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.