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!

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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

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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

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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
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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.

Addressing cultural diversity in the Australian judiciary

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In a special guest blog, General Counsel of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia, Ray Steinwall, discusses the lack of cultural diversity in the Australian judiciary and why it needs to be addressed.

This Harmony Day, do something to make someone new to Australia feel welcome

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Australia will celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March. Katriina Tahka, DCA's Cultural Diversity Director urges everyone to do something on Harmony Day to make someone who has recently arrived in Australia feel welcome.

Let’s make every day International Women’s Day

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Lisa Annese, DCA's Programs and Development Director talks about International Women’s Day and how the hard yards must continue long after the breakfasts, the cocktails and the speeches.

Little lessons in leadership

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DCA's CEO, Nareen Young, shares the lessons she has learned for women's leadership over six and a half years at the helm of DCA, in her final farewell Blog.

New bullying legislation – when defence is not the best form of attack

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With the introduction of new workplace bullying legislation, many traditionalists are telling employers to commit even more time and money to building defensive risk mitigation strategies to try and avoid liability, but is this really the most effective response, asks DCA's Partnerships and Sponsors

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