"Australia's media diversity issue has a lot to do with senior management"


SBS's Ricardo Goncalves reflects on diversity in Australian media ... or the lack of.

Hopes for Jacinda Ardern’s power pregnancy

Opinion pieces

Jacinda Ardern's power pregnancy is going to help many women crack the baby/boss dilemma.

Freedom of religion consultation


DCA wants to hear from its members about how they manage issues where religion and other diversity dimensions collide, and what policies they have in place to allow employees to observe religious practice.

Meet the Board: Abbie Wright


In this new series of ‘meet the board’, we introduce you to DCA’s custodians, beginning with Abbie Wright.

Let’s talk about … mental health


Mental health. One CEO lays bare his experiences, and shares his advice to others.

Australia should consider Iceland's strategy to overcome the gender pay gap

Opinion pieces

Taking Iceland’s lead and introducing penalties for failing to recognise one of the most stubborn problems in our workforce could speed up progress.

Key issues that will define 2018


This agenda for change agents outlines the key issues that will define 2018

Why people hate on diversity and inclusion (and how to get them not to)

Opinion pieces

Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the great Australian maxim of a fair go for all?

Marriage equality

Position statements

DCA supports marriage equality because we believe it will truly cement workplace fairness and inclusion for the LGBTIQ+ community.

'We’ve seen no shift in employment of people with disability for 20 years' - Australian Network on Disability

DCA's Q&A Series In the First Person Suzanne Colbert CEO Australian Network on Disability

Businesses without previous experience of disability worry that there will be additional cost and risk associated with employing people with disability. The evidence shows different, says Suzanne Colbert, CEO of Australian Network on Disability.

A day in the life: living – and working – with domestic violence


Ahead of November 25, which marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, business consultant Lisa McAdams pens a powerful first-person account of what it’s like to live – and work – in the shadow of violence.

How the ‘yes’ vote will impact workers and HR


DCA's Cathy Brown joined forces with RMIT's Raymond Trau for this insightful look at what impact the conclusive YES outcome from the Marriage Law Postal Survey will have on workplace inclusion.

Will Australia recover from the marriage equality plebiscite?

Chris Lamb photo

Chris Lamb, Group Head of Talent & Organisational Development at Lendlease Australia and DCA director fears the wounds caused by the plebiscite on same sex marriage will take a long time to heal.

If you don't believe in marriage equality, it's time to change your stripes

Photo of Lisa Annese, DCA's CEO
Opinion pieces

As a citizen, a parent, an ally, and someone who leads an organisation committed to inclusion, here's why I am voting YES to marriage equality.

How universities can change the course

BLOG: Kate Jenkins Sex Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission

On 1 August 2017, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a landmark report on university students’ experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins share some of the insights and recommendations in this guest blog for DCA.

Same-sex marriage: My family isn't a threat, but the postal vote is a threat to us


DCA's Policy & Research Manager Cathy Brown recently highlighted the harm a postal vote campaign can cause by sharing her own story.

Millennials, Avocados and Workplace Values

Karla Dunbar Acting Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO/ Operations & Support Assistant  Diversity Council Australia

As we approach International Youth Day on August 12, DCA's youngest team member, Karla Dunbar, shares her thoughts on being a millennial in today's and tomorrow's workforce.

Senate inquiry into citizenship law changes


DCA made a submission in July 2017 to the Senate's inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill, highlighting the potential impact proposed changes could have on Australian business .

Beware the female Doctor Who dares to challenge the status quo.


BBC's announcement of a female Dr Who has ruffled feathers but as DCA CEO Lisa Annese explains, this is indicative of the discomfort that those who benefit from maintaining the status quo feel when women take on roles traditionally held by men.

A new approach is needed to engage men on gender equality

Lisa Annese's photo

It’s not enough for men to say they care about gender equality. They have to be committed to making personal change – not just in their professional lives but also in their private lives.