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Leading for change: a blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership

By Australian Human Rights Commission


Australia’s multiculturalism is self-evident. About 28% of our population was born overseas, with another 20% having an overseas-born parent. According to one estimate, 32% of the Australian population have a non-Anglo-Celtic background. However, such cultural diversity is not proportionately represented within the senior leadership of our organisations. This blueprint provides, for the first time, a snapshot of the cultural composition of senior leaders in Australian business, politics, government and civil society. It finds that the ethnic and cultural default of leadership remains Anglo-Celtic. Australian society may not be making the most of its diverse backgrounds and talents, as figures in the following table indicate

Topics: Business enterprises, Corporate governance, Australian states--Politics and government, Multiculturalism, Diversity in the workplace
Publisher: Australian Human Rights Commission
Year: 2016
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