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.


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

The Case for Action

Find out why your organisation should take action.

Leading Practice

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Case Study

Ethnic diversity – Herbert Smith Freehills

In May 2020, Herbert Smith Freehills CEO and the broader leadership team began a deeper conversation with their people about improving ethnic diversity across the firm.

News articles

It’s time for real action against racism

DCA joined 30 other high profile community organisations asking the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to work together to tackle racism.


In Good Faith

Podcast episode on the clash between rights and potential discrimination.