LGBTIQ+

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 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.

CURRENT RESEARCH: Understanding the experiences of Culturally Diverse LGBTIQ+ Talent at Work

Take our Survey. LGBTIQ rainbow flag in a tree.

CURRENT RESEARCH UNDERWAY: Help us understand the experiences of culturally diverse LGBTIQ+ people at work. Survey closes 2 October 2019.

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?

Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride

Out At Work From Prejudice to Pride

In conjunction with RMIT University, DCA presents the evidence about what it means for LGBTIQ+ employees to be out at work and guidelines as to what organisations can do to make everyone feel included.

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.

Case Studies

Unique individuals: LGBTIQ+ inclusion at Westpac

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Everyone has the right to feel comfortable to be themselves when they come to work.

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.

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?

Proposed Religious Freedom Laws will be impossible for Employers

Media releases

The Australian Government’s proposed legislative reforms on religious freedom could stop Australian businesses fostering inclusive cultures and erode any hard-won benefits organisations have derived from inclusion.

Perspectives

When Love Hurts

The Art of Inclusion. Episode 2: When Love Hurts - Domestic Violence through an LGBTIQ+ Lens
Podcasts

Our latest podcast episode explores domestic violence through the lens of LGBTIQ+ relationships.

Wear it Purple Day: One executive shares their experience of transitioning at work

Blog

For Wear it Purple, a revisit of our podcast episode, Out in the open: a transgender executive on the business of transitioning.

Israel Folau: why words matter

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Blog

The ongoing Israel Folau debate shows how powerful language is, especially at work.

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.