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

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

Words at Work report image

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.

Coming events

Sponsored by BAE Systems Australia
26 Jul 2017

DCA is proud to announce that a new flagship event has been added to its calendar this year - DCA’s Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration. Brought to you in partnership with BAE Systems Australia, this year’s Oration will be delivered by Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition.  Stan will outline his vision for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander diversity and inclusion in the workplace and how Australian business can embrace Indigenous talent and success.

Sponsored by Lendlease
28 Aug 2017

At the next Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia network we will focus on unconscious biases held towards Indigenous people and how this can manifest at work.

Webcasts from past events

14 Mar 2017

The next meeting of our Building Capability for Indigenous Australia network sponsored by Lendlease will explore engaging and empowering Indigenous women leaders and will feature The Hon Linda Burney MP who was the first Aboriginal person elected to the NSW Parliament and also the first Indigenous woman elected to the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament as member for Barton.

Hosted by Westpac Banking Corporation
Sponsored by Xplore for Success Pty Ltd
13 Oct 2016

Many of us carry unearned advantages over others that we may not even be aware of. These advantages can come from our abilities, age, cultural background, gender identity, physical appearance, sexual orientation or socio-economic status, to name a few.

News

Embracing Indigenous talent and success – how Australian business can help reinvent the narrative

Media releases

In partnership with BAE Systems Australia, Diversity Council Australia is proud to present a special event – the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration – to be delivered by Stan Grant.

Anything but PC - D&I is a vital business tool in 2017 and beyond

Media releases

Many leading practice Australian businesses continue to reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion (D&I) while others in the community want to ignore the benefits, according to Diversity Council Australia.

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

More than ever, Australians must work together to create an inclusive society

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.

Relationships, respect and trust key to engagement with Indigenous employees

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Reconciliation
Blog

Have you ever really considered the implications of ticking 'yes' to the question, “Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander?” on an employment form? For some Indigenous Australians, the decision to share their heritage to employers and colleagues has been, and continues to be, a difficult one.

Relationships, Respect and Trust Key to Engagement with Indigenous Employees

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

A lot can be done to build workplaces that make the most of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.