Culture & Religion

Today’s workforce is comprised of people from numerous cultural, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds and identities. Increasingly, organisations are recognising the value of cultural diversity, cultural capability, and global workforce experience.

Organisations that are culturally diverse and inclusive can broaden their strategic perspective, identify and enter new local and global markets, innovate, achieve business goals in culturally diverse business settings, and generate high performing multi-national and multicultural teams.

In this section you will find information about key definitions and the state of play for cultural diversity in Australia, the business case for cultural diversity and inclusion, some leading practices for creating culturally diverse and inclusive workplaces, case studies, and additional resources and reading on cultural diversity.

Overview

Explore definitions, key issues, and the state of play.

The Case for Action

Find out why your organisation should take action.

Leading Practice

Learn how to take a leading practice approach.

DCA Research

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Recordings of Past Events

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Latest Articles - Culture & Religion

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Blogs

Why we use the term ‘marginalised’

Sheetal Deo, Senior Project Manager of the RISE Project at DCA, shares insights on centring voice and why we use the term ‘marginalised’ in this thought-provoking blog.

Case Study DCA Inclusive Employer Future Group
Case Studies

Inclusive Employer Case Study: Future Group

Discover how Future Group, DCA 2023-2024 Inclusive Employer, began their D&I journey and how staff-led groups, private groups and mentors have contributed to key inclusion initiatives.

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Submissions

DCA Response to Department of Social Services Issues Paper

DCA provided a submission to the Department of Social Services to support a strong and diverse community sector, including funding for organisations that support specific disadvantaged and marginalised communities.