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

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Words

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

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.

2015: Not the year to waste diverse talent

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia

As 2014 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the key diversity issues for the year. A recurring theme in Diversity Council Australia’s work has been the issue of merit: are we making the most of diverse talent or are there still barriers to recognising and rewarding them on their merits?

This Harmony Day, do something to make someone new to Australia feel welcome


Australia will celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March. Katriina Tahka, DCA's Cultural Diversity Director urges everyone to do something on Harmony Day to make someone who has recently arrived in Australia feel welcome.

Little lessons in leadership


DCA's CEO, Nareen Young, shares the lessons she has learned for women's leadership over six and a half years at the helm of DCA, in her final farewell Blog.

New bullying legislation – when defence is not the best form of attack


With the introduction of new workplace bullying legislation, many traditionalists are telling employers to commit even more time and money to building defensive risk mitigation strategies to try and avoid liability, but is this really the most effective response, asks DCA's Partnerships and Sponsors

Christmas around the world


Australia is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. So, what is the place for this distinctive celebration in a contemporary multicultural nation? Guest blogger Michael Dove, Principal at OriginsInfo, explores how different cultures celebrate the festive season around the world.

Review of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 2013 for the ASX Corporate Governance Council


DCA is delighted to support and inform the ASX Corporate Governance Council on its consultation paper proposing a third edition of its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and has prepared a submission on behalf of our members.

Asylum seekers – an untapped talent pool


More than 14,000 people sought asylum in Australia in 2011-2012. Nareen Young talks about the benefits of employing asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants for organisations who value workplace diversity and overseas experience.

Business needs to get serious about diversity


EEO and anti-discrimination legislative obligations have been in place for many years in Australia. Most organisations today have some kind of diversity capability in place and want to be seen as an ‘employer of choice’ to attract and retain the best talent.

Give diversity a sporting chance


DCA's CEO, Nareen Young, was delighted to have been appointed to the board of Netball Australia. In DCA's first Blog, she explores diversity in sport, and how taking diversity and inclusion seriously - both in sport and business - will really level the playing field.

Inquiry Into Workplace Bullying


Diversity Council Australia is delighted to make a submission on behalf of its members in response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into Workplace Bullying.