Australian Diversity Articles
January 15 2014 - Women earn a mere 64% of the average man's wage and salary income across Australia,
according to a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
March 17 2008 - While the hospitality and travel sectors are continuing to experience difficulties in recruiting skilled staff,
the solution may lie with mature-age workers - the over 50's - according to TMS Asia-Pacific.
April 17 2006 - Fewer than than one in two Australian employers
are making the effort to attract and retain 'mature age' employees despite the skills
shortage and rapidly ageing workforce, according to a recent
Hudson Report survey.
April 3 2006 - The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has
announced a National Inquiry into discrimination against same-gender couples when
they attempt to access financial and employment-related
February 21 2006 - 116 Australian employers have been awarded an EOWA Employer of Choice
for Women (EOCFW) citation. More than a quarter (33) are in the education sector, including
Australia's best-known universities. Sixteen others come from the community care, hospital and
May 17 2005 -
Welcoming Federal Government’s intention to encourage people with disabilities to join the workforce,
the Australian Psychological Society (APS) warned that long-term support is needed to ensure this change does not become a repeat of deinstitutionalisation.
December 3 2003 - Professor John McCallum
and Jeanine Parsons from the College of Social and Health Sciences at the University
of Western Sydney believe that governments and employers need to reform the workplace in
order to stop older workers from making an early exit.
May 17 2002 -
The Brotherhood of St Laurence argues that the Federal Government should
renegotiate its proposed budget policy of moving people with disabilities onto unemployment
March 26 2002 - A new international workplace survey has found that more than one in five Australians
believe they have suffered discrimination in the workplace, and the majority of these
say they are still living with the consequences of this discrimination.
13 November 2001 - Human Rights Commissioner Dr Sev
Ozdowski has called on the Federal Government to introduce national age discrimination
legislation and also to begin an education campaign against the stereotypes about ageing.
October 12 2001 - With an unemployment rate for people with disabilities well above that for the general
population, ACROD (National Industry Association for Disability Services) argues that policies designed to promote employment growth in Australia must include jobs for people
21 March 2001 - The President of the New South
Wales Bar Association, Ruth McColl S.C., launched a strategy to help Indigenous lawyers
to practice as barristers.