Family & Domestic Violence

The magnitude of the problem of family and domestic violence in Australia has only become part of our collective consciousness in recent years. With this realisation has come acknowledgement that society at large must work together to address this crisis.  Employers can play a significant role in supporting and protecting victims of abuse. 

Webcasts from past events

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
15 Jun 2015

DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program is exclusively for DCA members and provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations and from academic and other experts in the field. This forum will explore the impact of family and domestic violence in the workplace, and what employers can do to support and assist their staff.

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
15 Jun 2015

DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program is exclusively for DCA members and provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations and from academic and other experts in the field. This forum will explore the impact of family and domestic violence in the workplace, and what employers can do to support and assist their staff.

News

Election 2016: Where do the major parties stand on D&I?

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia has today released responses to its pre-election survey about policies the major parties would be taking to the election that support diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces.

Perspectives

Facing Up to the Realities of Domestic and Family Violence in the Workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Workplaces can make a difference on many levels if they face up to their responsibilities in the quest to reduce family and domestic violence.

Finally! Domestic violence back on the national agenda – but for how long?

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

When will we stop focusing on what women can do, when victims should flee, and why they stay with their abusive partner? Instead, when will we start looking at the behaviour of the perpetrators of violence, the role of men and how to break the stronghold of silence from our society?