Top tips for a flexible workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

No successful sporting coach has ever suggested that only one or two members of a team need to be flexible.

Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard: progress is too slow

Libby Lyon WGEA Director
Blog

The third year of data collected and released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that across Australian workplaces, women continue to be under-valued and under-represented at senior levels. While there is progress, the pace of change is much too slow.

Practical ways to promote religious diversity in the workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

By embracing religious and cultural diversity, an organisation can reap productivity rewards – and it’s the right thing to do.

Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

The Diversity Council’s report shows women are paid less just because they are women. So why are we still debating the existence of the pay gap?

Relationships, respect and trust key to engagement with Indigenous employees

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Reconciliation
Blog

Have you ever really considered the implications of ticking 'yes' to the question, “Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander?” on an employment form? For some Indigenous Australians, the decision to share their heritage to employers and colleagues has been, and continues to be, a difficult one.

Relationships, Respect and Trust Key to Engagement with Indigenous Employees

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

A lot can be done to build workplaces that make the most of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.

Life is messy. If we want the brightest workforce, we need more flexible work

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Globalisation, technology and the 24/7 marketplace are changing the way we work and the only solution is more flexible work opportunities.

Submission to Productivity Commission Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency

Submissions

DCA made a submission to the Productivity Commission Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency draft report.

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.

The Best Father's Day Present Would Be Flexible Working Hours

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

If there is any evidence of the importance of a dad who both works and cares simultaneously, it is right here in my heart.

‘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.

We need to find the courage to talk openly at work about the impact of miscarriage

Lisa Annese DCA CEO Miscarriage
Blog

It happens to one in four pregnancies and is more likely to have an effect on a woman’s life than breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But miscarriage is rarely, if ever, discussed openly.

We need to find the courage to talk openly at work about the impact of miscarriage

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet talking about the experience remains taboo in many Australian workplaces. It’s time for that to change.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology and Accessibility for People with Disability

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

Many Not for Profits with older websites will have to work hard to ensure that they are fully accessible to people with disability.

Born This Way: Turning Up Tolerance or Interrupting Inclusion?

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA
Blog

My kids are big fans of Macklemore, and his album The Heist is on high rotation on our family road trips. We’re all up for putting our hands in the air and car dancing.

David Morrison: fighting for a fair go

Lisa Annese DCA CEO on David Morrison as Australian of the Year 2017
Blog

Recent grumblings from certain sections of the media about the appointment of David Morrison as Australian of the Year are not just about cutting down a tall poppy, but are also somewhat hypocritical.

It’s time to recognise the First Australians in our constitution

Tanya Hosch Joint Campaign Director Recognise
Blog

Recently I had the privilege of speaking at a conference in Sydney alongside a good friend and advocate, Maria Dimopoulos. Of the many insightful things she said, these stood out to me particularly.

Diversity and inclusion: a generation of change for Australian business

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

The 2015 year has been a huge one for diversity and for DCA.

Submission to Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability

Submissions

DCA is pleased to make a submission in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's national inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with Disability.

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