Tag Archives: #diversity

HELPING PWD GET BACK TO WORK

After listening to Jon Faine on ABC 774 recently (12th May), about the need for improved disability employment services to get people back into work, I have to say something. I would reiterate (based on UK figures as a proxy for Australia), that a significant proportion of PWD (people with disability) have worked, as the […]

Board Diversity – The real consequence

Am I the only person that gets frustrated anytime this topic gets bogged down on gender, race, culture, age or disability?  Studies as far back as 2003 have highlighted the issue across these lines (“Corporate Governance, Board Diversity, and Firm Value” in The Financial Review, 2003). I attended a lunch recently on gender diversity; the […]

Debating Board Diversity: Part 2 – From Thought to Culture

Where is the debate on board diversity heading?  In Part 1, we took issue with the current (albeit understandable) focus on gender representation, which we argued risks narrowing the discussion. In this concluding article, we offer some other perspectives on how to bring diversity into the boardroom. To begin with, cognitive diversity is still under-appreciated […]

Debating Board Diversity: Part 1 – Challenging the Gender Bias?

Everyone talks about diversity in the boardroom – but could our use of labels actually narrow the debate?  One day it may be gender, the next it may be race, or even age; and if we dig deep enough we may include ability (disability). Our focus on the gender bias is understandable, because there is […]

Could the “user pays” model under NDIS also apply to PwD outcomes?

Can the ‘choice and control’ concept from NDIS be extended to disability employment to improve outcomes for PwD and employers? If so, can current government funding for DES be rechanneled to PwD, employers as well as DES? Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the ‘choice and control’ principle introduces a ‘user pays’ model allowing […]

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