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Events with a significant impact on Australian business, such as the COVID-19 outbreak have highlighted the need for organisations to pivot to flexible work at short notice whilst still achieving business goals. However, it is important for organisations to consider inclusion as a key aspect of...
Inclusion Inclusion occurs when a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute their perspectives and talents to improve their organisation. Creating an inclusive workplace is...
In this section you will find information about key definitions and the state of play for gender diversity in Australia, the business case for gender diversity and inclusion, some leading practices for creating gender diverse and inclusive workplaces, case studies, and additional resources and...
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...
Employing people with disability is not just about “doing the right thing”; it makes good business sense, economically as well as in terms of corporate reputation. 

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In this section, you will find resources to help you attract, engage, and retain workers of all ages. Much of the research in Australia and internationally on the impact of age in the workforce focuses on ‘older’ workers. However, while older individuals (however ‘older’ is defined) do experience...
DCA acknowledges the Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respect to them, and to Elders past, present and emerging. DCA supports the proper recognition of the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our country’s history and of ensuring Aboriginal and...
Building an inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex and queer) employees in your workplace is a litmus test for leading D&I practice in Australia. In this section, you will find the following resources to help you manage this important...
Adopting a flexible approach to work will assist in attracting and retaining talent in a diverse workforce. In this section, you will find the following resources to help you successfuly implement flexible working and other work-life initiatives.
The magnitude of the problem of family and domestic violence in Australia has only become apparent in recent years. With this realisation there has been an acknowledgement that society at large must work together to address this crisis. Employers can play a significant role in supporting and...
In any one year, around one million Australian adults have depression, and more than 2 million have anxiety. Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian employers $10.9 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims.1 Organisations can reduce these...
Australia’s parental leave system is a mix of statutory entitlements, government-funded paid parental leave, and employer-funded parental leave. Employers are increasingly recognising the benefits of paid parental leave for business, employees, and families, and many DCA members are among...