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Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses

­ This article was published on The Conversation on 21st March, 2017 and was authored by Raymond Trau, Lecturer, RMIT. Cathy Brown, Policy and Research Manager, Diversity Council Australia also contributed to the article. Homophobia is costly to workers and the businesses that employ them, research shows. Unfortunately, it’s still prevalent in Australia and
12 Apr 2017 Continue Reading

Where do I go? Easy access to LGBTI support in the workplace.

LGBTI employees may find themselves in sticky situations on a daily basis, some harsher than others, but the accumulative impact of micro-aggressions and discrimination can have a significant impact on one’s wellbeing and mental health. Unfortunately, in the 2016 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Employee Survey, only 45% out of
15 Mar 2017 Continue Reading

Transgender Day of Visibility- Is Visibility Enough?

Visibility for transgender and gender diverse people provides a vital tool for workplaces working on improving inclusion for transgender and gender diverse people, but is visibility alone enough to build an inclusive society or even an inclusive workplace? Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March) is a day set aside to acknowledge
15 Mar 2017 Continue Reading

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