Indigenous

Attracting and retaining Indigenous Australians makes good business sense - they represent a young, enthusiastic and growing talent pool as well as market for your organisation’s products or services. In this section, you will find the following resources to help you manage this important aspect of diversity: 

DCA Research

Inclusion@Work Index 2019-2020

DCA 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index - Mapping the state of inclusion in the ustralian workforce

How inclusive are Australian workplaces for a diversity of employees, and how has this changed over time? What impact does inclusion have on performance and wellbeing? The 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Australian workers to find out.

Change At Work

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For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations – but are the plethora of D&I initiatives actually creating the organisational change they aspire to?

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018

Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 The State of Inclusion in the Australian Workforce. Sponsored by Suncorp

The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

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DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.

Closing the Work Gap in Corporate Australia

Diversity Council Australia partnered with Reconciliation Australia and Lend Lease on new research called, Closing the Work Gap in Corporate Australia. The research involved conducting interviews with Indigenous thought leaders, and engagement and employment practitioners.

Engaging Aboriginal Australians in our workplace

Sponsored by National Australia Bank, this landmark research project revealed the motivations and aspirations of Aboriginal Australians to provide valuable information to help build sustainable employment strategies for the future.

Case Studies

Indigenous women making their mark as tradies

A national Indigenous recruitment service is successfully placing Aboriginal women into a typically male-dominated workforce through an intensive traineeship.

Australian Public Service Commission's Indigenous Careers Webpages

Australian Public Service Commission

The Indigenous Careers Webpages also provides a range of information and advice about applying for jobs, and offers information about career development and support available for Indigenous Australians. 

NAB's Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program

Emerging Indigenous Executive Leadership Program

NAB has led the development of the EIELP, a program that has shown Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander employees that their Indigenous culture has many things to offer the boardroom.

Indigenous representation at Woolworths

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In support of their commitment to increasing Indigenous employment, Woolworths has built a comprehensive workforce plan.

Woolworths Resourcing the Future Program

Woolworths is committed to driving employment growth of Indigenous people in Australia through their Resourcing the Future Program.

News

Ground-breaking research reveals support for inclusion in workplaces is up among one of the most resistant groups

Media releases

DCA's 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index shows that support for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is up among men – traditionally the group least likely to strongly support, and one of the groups most likely to oppose such initiatives.

DCA announces support of Uluru Statement from the Heart

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia has officially announced its support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart campaign to secure constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Backlash: is it good for diversity and inclusion (D&I)?

Media releases

The 2019 Diversity Council Australia and MLC Life Insurance Debate will ask: Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion?

Perspectives

Unfinished business

The Art of Inclusion: Unfinished business - Constitutional recorgnition - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
Podcasts

What exactly is constitutional recognition and why does it matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians? Advocate and union leader Thomas Mayor explains in this important epsiode of our podcast.

Sorry Business

The Art of Inclusion. Episode 1: Sorry Business: Death in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities
Podcasts

In the first episode for Season 2 of The Art of Inclusion, we consider the cultural protocols for death in Indigenous communities – and how workplaces can better understand and support this practice.

NAIDOC 2019: Voice, Treaty Truth

Voice, treaty truth NAIDOC week logo
Blog

NAIDOC 2019's theme is Voice, Treaty Truth. We find out what that means to community leader Thomas Mayor.

Coming events

Hosted by National Australia Bank
12 Mar 2020

This network event focuses on constitutional recognition and the Uluru Statement from the Heart and how organisations can show their support.

Location, date and time are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the event. 

18 Jun 2020

At this network event, Reconciliation Australia outlines the State of Reconciliation in 2020.

Date and time are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the event.  

29 Sep 2020

This Indigenous Network investigates how to acknowledge historical truths that have led to the ongoing exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from modern Australia.

Date and time are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the event.  

Webcasts from past events

Sponsored by Suncorp
05 Dec 2019

What are the experiences of Australian workers when it comes to inclusion? DCA launched the second Inclusion at Work Index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces.

29 Oct 2019

Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion? This is the question moderator Tony Jones posed at this year's DCA & MLC LIfe Insurance Annual Diversity Debate.