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’s Lisa Annese, Ming Long and Virginia Mapedzahama urge organisations and employees to use appropriate language when talking about discrimination in the workplace.
DCA employees share perspectives on their own multilingualism and the benefits speaking multiple languages can bring to the workplace.
DCA has provided submission on religious discrimination legislation introduced to the Parliament at the end of last year.
Proposed religious discrimination legislation in its current form would prevent employers from fostering inclusive workplaces.
Diversity Council Australia has made a submission in response to the Inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related bills.
With caste-based discrimination becoming more apparent in organisations, employers should be concerned about it.