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

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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

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

Submissions

DCA is pleased to support the work of the Productivity Commission in undertaking an Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning which is of significance to Australian families and employers, and has prepared a submission on behalf of its members.

Christmas around the world

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Australia is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. So, what is the place for this distinctive celebration in a contemporary multicultural nation? Guest blogger Michael Dove, Principal at OriginsInfo, explores how different cultures celebrate the festive season around the world.

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

Submissions

DCA's submission to the Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review reflects the views of our members, many of whom provide leading practice initiatives.

Review of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 2013 for the ASX Corporate Governance Council

Submissions

DCA is delighted to support and inform the ASX Corporate Governance Council on its consultation paper proposing a third edition of its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and has prepared a submission on behalf of our members.

Culture Shock! Why capitalising on culture is long overdue

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There’s no lack of cultural diversity in Australia but big business has been slow to take full advantage of the talents and capabilities that our culturally diverse workforce offers. Nareen Young, DCA's CEO explains why businesses need to kick start their diverse talent agenda.

Think carer, think male

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When you think of ‘carers’, who comes to mind? Often we automatically think of women, usually mature age women. We are, however, much less likely to ‘think carer, think male’.

Asylum seekers – an untapped talent pool

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More than 14,000 people sought asylum in Australia in 2011-2012. Nareen Young talks about the benefits of employing asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants for organisations who value workplace diversity and overseas experience.

Active fathering: The key to being a great dad through flexible work

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In the lead up to Father's Day, internationally renowned researcher and industry consultant, Dr Graeme Russell, explores how men can be active fathers by changing their approach to work through flexible working.

Business needs to get serious about diversity

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EEO and anti-discrimination legislative obligations have been in place for many years in Australia. Most organisations today have some kind of diversity capability in place and want to be seen as an ‘employer of choice’ to attract and retain the best talent.

Give diversity a sporting chance

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DCA's CEO, Nareen Young, was delighted to have been appointed to the board of Netball Australia. In DCA's first Blog, she explores diversity in sport, and how taking diversity and inclusion seriously - both in sport and business - will really level the playing field.

This R U OK? Day, don’t be afraid of the big black dog

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Today is R U OK?Day, a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends. In her latest Blog, Nareen Young discusses some of the myths about mental health in the workplace, and considers how we can all make a difference by simply reaching out.

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