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.

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
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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.

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