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Why Benchmarking is so critical in Diversity and Inclusion

While I think most Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) professionals would say that we have made some progress and that the business case for diversity is now widely acknowledged and communicated (even it is does sometimes appear a little well-rehearsed and a somewhat tired piece of diversity rhetoric), this D&I game
10 Feb 2017 Continue Reading

Maximising the Effect of LGBTI Inclusion Initiatives

In the 2016 Australian Workplace Equality Index employee survey we asked employees of participating organisations whether they believed their organisation genuinely supported LGBTI inclusion. While 90% of the employees in our 10 top ranked organisations strongly agreed with the statement, only 66% of the employees in our 10 lowest ranking
17 Jan 2017 Continue Reading

A Mental Health Check

Source: This article was featured in the Australian Institute of Company Director's magazine, December 2016- January 2017 edition, authored by Domini Stuart. Untreated mental health disorders costs Australian employers $10.9 billion each year. Domini Stuart explains why now is the time for boards to address mental health issues in the workplace. In
16 Dec 2016 Continue Reading

Ian Thorpe Joins Panel of OUT Athletes at MGFF

“Many of Australia’s sporting organisations are recognising positive steps need to be taken to ensure your sexuality, gender identity or intersex status does not impact your ability to play, watch or be involved with sport at any level.” READ MORE HERE
12 Feb 2016 Continue Reading

MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Pride in Diversity and ACON are proud supporters of the Mardi Gras Film Festival, presented by QueerScreen, which starts two weeks from today, Feb 18 - Mar 3. Full program here Here are just some of the highlights: FEATURE FILMS THAT'S NOT US Three couples - one gay, one lesbian, one straight - on a
3 Feb 2016 Continue Reading

LGBTI Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Media

Like many of the new and emerging areas of LGBTI inclusion and diversity practice, media holds a special place in Australian society. Australian media can play an important role when it comes to the depiction of characters in TV shows and films. Just like the portrayal of a powerful female boss
27 Jan 2016 Continue Reading

What ‘pride’ means for corporate Australia

By David Brine, Co-chair – Commonwealth Bank’s LGBTIQ ‘Unity’ network It goes without saying in this world of corporate management speak, that most of us come to work every day looking to be blue-sky thinkers and to leverage every opportunity before we sync up, take it offline and touch base while
21 Sep 2015 Continue Reading

PUBLIC SECTOR PLAYING CATCH-UP ON LGBTI FRIENDLY WORKPLACES

AUSTRALIA’S public sector is falling behind on LGBTI inclusion, new research has revealed. Of the 20 highest-ranked organisations in the annual Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) of LGBTI friendly employers, only one-in-five comes from the public sector. Read the full article online here. 
5 Jun 2015 Continue Reading