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.
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DCA has made a submission to the consultation on 2026 Census Topic with recommendations on areas of inclusivity.
DCA’s RISE program will address barriers to leadership for women from Culturally and Racially Marginalised (CARM) backgrounds.
Read DCA’s submission to the Multicultural Framework Review being conducted during 2023.
Research by DCA in 2023 examines the experience of Culturally and Racially Marginalised (CARM) women at work in Australia.
DCA has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Religious Educational Institutions and anti-Discrimination Laws Inquiry.
Case Study on Settlement Services International who are promoting gender and sexual diversity inclusion with employees and clients.