Diversity

  • Work laws must address equal pay

    First 5000     |      August 30, 2019

    The peak body for working people used Equal Pay Day (28 August) to call on Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter to address the pervasive and ongoing inequality for women at work in his upcoming review of the Fair Work Act.

  • Age diversity is good for business

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 21, 2019

    The social consensus around the value of productive ageing has not been reflected in business practices, and so fresh approaches are required: a report from the recent GAP Roundtable identifies the biggest barrier to mature-age employment.

  • Inclusion: Let’s Talk Business

    Taylor Hawkins     |      August 14, 2019

    For too long the discussion of diversity and inclusion has been restricted to the confines of human resources and deemed as a ‘nice to have’ culture piece. However, with stockpiles of evidence accumulating that demonstrate the commercial benefits of inclusive workplace practices, this time has long passed.

  • Transgender visibility matters in the workplace

    First 5000     |      March 28, 2019

    International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March is a day we acknowledge each year to celebrate transgender and gender diverse people around the globe, their courage and accomplishments.

  • Just 25% of female and minority employees say they benefit from company diversity programs

    First 5000     |      January 17, 2019

    While investment in diversity programs is on the rise, a new global report from Boston Consulting Group highlights that investment is falling short

  • Zero Barriers Business Excellence Awards announced

    First 5000     |      July 29, 2018

    The Zero Barriers Business Excellence Awards, held on July 25 at the Bankstown Learning and Knowledge Centre, celebrated businesses and organisations across South West Sydney working to make their practices more inclusive for people with disabilities.

  • States back more women in business

    First 5000     |      February 16, 2018

    State governments in Queensland and West Australia are backing moves to boost the number of women in senior business roles.