No worries – we’ll take care of it!! An examination into managing equality and inclusivity in multicultural Australia

French, Erica L., Strachan, Glenda, & Burgess, John (2014) No worries – we’ll take care of it!! An examination into managing equality and inclusivity in multicultural Australia. In 7th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, 8 – 10 June 2014, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.

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This paper explores the various paths to equality and inclusivity developed in the past 40 years within the Australian workplace with a view to critically examining their capability of addressing diversity and equality within the cultural needs of a unique society. A society which struggles to overcome the tyranny of distance and a colonial past as it takes its place in the world as a global 1st world economy country in what is often considered ‘the global north’ despite its geographical location. Findings indicate that despite various legislative and non-legislative approaches including anti-discrimination; affirmative action; equal opportunity; managing diversity and more recently gender equality, the individual members of the many diverse groups in the Australian workplace still experience inferior work conditions and work opportunities.

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ID Code: 74557
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Conference proceedings title : Organizing Inclusion: Beyond Privileges and Discrimination
Keywords: Managing Equality, Inclusivity , Multicultural Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2014 23:27
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 12:33

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