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.

If you ask 'Are You OK?' Be prepared for the answer

Blog

If employers ask Are You Ok, they must be equipped to deal with the answer.

Want to end sexual harassment? Then be proactive – not reactive

Opinion pieces

Based on our work with DCA members over many years, we believe that a positive duty will focus employers on actions that will lead to more respectful and inclusive workplace cultures and this will significantly benefit their business.

Wear it Purple Day 2021: Start the conversation, keep it going!

Blog

Glen Hare talks about what Wear it Purple 2021 means to him

Workplaces – a key chapter in improving the stories of Australian Muslims

Opinion pieces

Workplace-driven solutions are key to improving the stories of Australian Muslims.

DCA Submission on the Respect at Work Bill

Submissions

DCA has made a submission in response to the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 which implements many of the recommendations from the [email protected] report.

Non-binary, trans and gender diverse employees - what you need to know | Tara Somerville

Q&A

DCA Member Relations Admin Coordinator Tara Somerville shares what it means to get it right – and wrong – with trans and non-binary employees.

NAIDOC 2021: On ancient cultures, and modern workplaces

Blog

By Professor Deen Sanders. Professor Sanders says every person benefits from living in better relationship with their community and country. So how do we do that in the context of the present day workplace?

NAIDOC 2021: From standing alone to standing together

Blog

John Paul Janke has always had a special connection to NAIDOC Week; here, he shares what this week means to him.

NAIDOC 2021: Heal Country, Heal Nation - by Rebecca Hyland

Blog

In 2021 the theme for NAIDOC Week (4-11 July) is – Heal Country. It's a call for all Australians to protect our land and cultural heritage.

On being a family friendly workplace ...

Blog

What does it mean for an organisation to be TRULY family friendly?

Affordable childcare? What must happen after the big budget announcement ...

Blog

A high quality, accesible early learning system is the most powerful instrument we have to realise an equal society, says Jay Weatherill

CommBank’s AdvantAge

Case Study

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

Workplace mental health adds up

Blog

Guest Blog by Kathy Bond, Workplace Engagement Manager at Mental Health First Aid outlines the importance of mental health as an OHS issue

Why businesses can lead on the domestic violence crisis

Opinion pieces

Why business has a role to play when it comes to eradicating gendered violence.

DCA Submission in response to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process

Submissions

DCA has welcomed the opportunity to make this Submission in response to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process Interim Report to the Australian Government.

Working from home: fluke or a permanent feature?

Blog

Love working from home? Here's what you need to know to keep making it work...

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.

DCA's Communication on Engagement UN Global Compact 2020

Submissions

Diversity Council Australia is proud to reaffirm its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

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.

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