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

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

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
Blog

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.

Submission to Public Consultation on Reporting Requirements under the WGEA Actt

Submissions

DCA is pleased to make a submission on behalf if its members to the Public Consultation on Reporting Requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report

Submissions

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report.

I want what he’s having: The gender pay gap worsens to an all-time high!

Blog

In a Blog to mark Equal Pay Day on 5 September 2014, Lisa Annese asks why the gender pay gap has soared to a record high of 18.2% - and whether we are willing to accept not only our daughters being paid less than our sons, but our granddaughters and great granddaughters.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire: talent management hots up in the Asian Century

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Dai Le, former award-winning journalist, independent film-maker and broadcaster shares her experience of the challenges of being an Asian Australian in the workplace, and what's needed to achieve more representation of Asian Australian women in professional and leadership positions.

Can women have it all? Well, it’s just the wrong question

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DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, discusses the ubiquitous question, "Can women have it all?" and explains why we are asking the wrong question - and what we really should be asking.

Lessons from Thorpey beyond the pool

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In a special guest Blog, Chris Lamb, Head of HR Australia and Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Lend Lease reflects on Ian Thorpe's recent announcement of his sexual orientation and the lessons this has for creating more inclusive workplaces.

Time to honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander warriors past and present

Blog

This year’s NAIDOC theme honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.

End of life leave as important as parental leave

Blog

DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, examines how workplaces can better support employees with eldercare responsibilities, especially those providing end-of-life care.

Lisa Annese: A new world of work where diversity is the norm

Lisa Annese photo
Blog

In her first Blog as DCA's new Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Annese talks about how thrilled she is by her appointment and how she looks forward to making diversity the norm in our workplaces.

Exposure draft changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

Submissions

DCA is pleased to make a submission in response to the Government’s Exposure Draft of the Freedom of speech (Repeal of S. 18C) Bill 2014.

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