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?
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:
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.
DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.
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.
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.
A national Indigenous recruitment service is successfully placing Aboriginal women into a typically male-dominated workforce through an intensive traineeship.
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 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.
In support of their commitment to increasing Indigenous employment, Woolworths has built a comprehensive workforce plan.
Woolworths is committed to driving employment growth of Indigenous people in Australia through their Resourcing the Future Program.
DCA with Deloitte and Google have released a new report which sets out an innovative framework to make diversity and inclusion change that works.
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG delivers Diversity Council Australia’s third Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Telstra.
The Hon Linda Burney MP, the first Aboriginal woman elected to the House of Representatives and Karen Mundine, Reconciliation Australia CEO, outline ways workplaces can bridge the cultural and professiona gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians in the latest episode of The Art of Inclusion.
NAIDOC 2019's theme is Voice, Treaty Truth. We find out what that means to community leader Thomas Mayor.
Linda Burney – the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament goes on the record.
On behalf of Australian business, in particular DCA member organisations, we made this submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples advocating for recognition of our First Peoples.
Webcasts from past events
At this Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network event, we discussed how workplaces can champion aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women leaders.
How effective are D&I initiatives in achieving change? We found out at the launch of Change At Work.