Submission in advance of AHRC inaugural Religious Freedom Roundtable

Submissions

Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, has requested submissions in advance of an inaugural roundtable on religious freedom scheduled to be held in November 2015.

Willing to Work: The National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability

 The Hon Susan Ryan AO  Age Discrimination Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
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As Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, I am committed to ensuring that older people and people with disability, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, are included in every way in our society and enjoy equality of opportunity with all Australians.

Building inclusion - the power of language

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA
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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.

Nothing funny about being #distractinglysexy

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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Female scientists and women in STEM should never ever have to deal with another eminent male professor mocking their contribution and asking for gender segregated labs again – even if their intelligence, determination and workplace contributions are #distractinglysexy!

NAIDOC Week 2015: Why Welcome to Country matters

Donna Ingram Elder of the Redfern Aboriginal Community
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Donna Ingram, Elder of the Redfern Aboriginal Community explains why Welcome to Country ceremonies continue to be important to Aboriginal people and what organisations should be aware of.

Getting care aware: how to do it in your workplace

Jo Tilly, Research and Policy Manager, DCA
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The most recent survey carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that 63% of all carers over 15 (and 42% of primary carers) are employed or looking for work. With the ageing of our population, it is likely that this will affect the majority of us at some stage in our working lives.

Unstitching stigma: mental health in the workplace

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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Where mental health issues were once regarded as personal , they are now widely accepted as a legitimate part of creating a healthy and safe work environment.

LGBTI Inclusion: Are Your Leaders Really Engaged?

Lin Surch Workplace Education and Relationship Manager Pride in Diversity
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LGBTI inclusion has arguably made substantial progress over recent years. Of course many of us know that there is still plenty of work to do.

Mother’s Day gift idea? Breakfast in bed with a side of superannuation

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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For many of us, there’s no better day to show mum how much she means to us than Mother’s Day. We buy her presents, make her breakfast in bed or tell her how much we appreciate all that she’s done for us. But what’s the best gift anyone can really give to mum?

Busting the Culture Club – how Australia’s companies can harness the benefits of cultural diversity

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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For how long will the profit and performance of Australian companies continue to be compromised by the lack of cultural diversity?

Talkin’ about my generation: harnessing the power of oldness at work

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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The release of the Intergenerational report last week in early March catapulted me into a state of confusion.

Why does marriage equality matter to corporate Australia?

Rodney Croome National Director Australian Marriage Equality
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Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults, as it believes a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law.

Finally! Domestic violence back on the national agenda – but for how long?

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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When will we stop focusing on what women can do, when victims should flee, and why they stay with their abusive partner? Instead, when will we start looking at the behaviour of the perpetrators of violence, the role of men and how to break the stronghold of silence from our society?

Submission to consultation on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex (SOGII) Rights (Australian Human Rights Commission)

Submissions

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, has requested input to a consultation on key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia. DCA is pleased to make a contribution.

One step forward and two steps back? Hopefully not for gender reporting

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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Media responses to the recent release of the federal government's consultations on workplace gender reporting have centered on concerns that any watering down of reporting requirements will be a step backwards to achieving greater gender equity in the workplace.

2015: Not the year to waste diverse talent

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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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?

A few decent men: an Army Warrant Officer's reflections on feminism and masculinity

Dan Priems Warrant Officer Class Two Australian Army
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For two months of this year, I swapped my life managing an Army maintenance workshop to sitting at a desk in a Sydney CBD office. What I learnt has changed my perspective about feminism, masculinity and what a few decent men can do to change the world around them..

G20 will work to close the gender participation gap. What next for corporate Australia?

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
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As gender is on the agenda for the G20 Leaders’ Summit due to take place in Brisbane this week, Lisa Annese explores what it will take to close the gender workforce gap in Australia.

Harmony and religious freedom in anxious times

Dr Tim Soutphommasane Race Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission
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In a guest Blog, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, talks about harmony and religious freedom in anxious times and how we must not let fear and hate prevail.

Busting the Urban Myth of Baby Brain

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The notion of ‘baby brain’ or ‘placenta dementia’, the supposed cognitive impairment that progressively impacts women during pregnancy, appears to be widely accepted. Lisa Annese, DCA's CEO, asks if there is really any truth to it.

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