Advance Australia's Culture

Advance Australian Culture Influencing a shift in assumptions and attitudes about the need for greater diversity and how it can improve growth opportunities within Australia and across Asian nations

Cisco Executive sees greater leadership diversity in Asian nations than Australia

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Karen McFadzen is Vice President, Cisco Technical Services for Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China. She is also responsible for diversity in her region and we recently discussed what she observes as she travels from place to place. I asked her what ideas we could take from other nations and her thoughts are shared below.  Read More...

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Links between Sattler's attack on Gillard, AFL 'ape' remark, Menugate and 3% Asian on boards

Sunday, June 16, 2013

These news reports are linked to underlying assumptions of the Australian culture, which are reflected in and reinforced by the criticised behaviours that smack of intolerance and discrimination. Everyday television portrays females as the weaker sex; it celebrates drinking; reports almost exclusively male sports and delights in drawing attention to scrapping politicians. At school our children are exposed to a curriculum and teaching practices that reinforce gender stereotypes and deny the importance of language learning. Why do we let this happen?  Read More...

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Shaping a new Aussie exceptionalism

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Non-executive Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Chair Australian, Film Television and Radio School and Editor of Griffith REVIEW, tells it how it is! Julianne is visionary and minces no words when it comes to Australian culture, which is no doubt why she was appointed Chair of the Arts Minister's reference group for National Cultural Policy. Her opinion is below: Read More...

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