People & Community

Parental Leave: it’s all about equality for both men and women

Today, KPMG Australia was awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting…

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Wonder Women: Leading innovation in Australia

There are some extremely talented women in Australia, who are standing up leading innovation, creative industries, investment and entrepreneurship. But they are often just not seen. 

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Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest: productivity in the balance

In the last week there has been a public holiday in every state, but not on the same day and not for the same reason.

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The gender pay gap: more than an historical anomaly

Today is Equal Pay Day. And it is not just a random choice that it falls, this year, on 4 September. Today is 65 days from the start of the…

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Into the playpen. . . agile working – the future, musings and experience.

Agile working is all the rage. Take it from me. I see and hear it all the time and I’ve got to say, I am really starting to understand why.…

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Violence against women: a personal, social and economic issue that can’t be ignored

Violence against women is not just a personal problem although too often it is a private one. It impacts individuals, families, friends and workplaces.

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My family…two boys with two girls

I had the opportunity this weekend to attend a parents’ symposium at my daughter’s school.  The event allowed me to immerse myself into the valuable insights and learnings from experienced…

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Champions of change

A recent article pondered whether there needed to be a Chief Change Officer (CCO) embedded in organisations to support the monumental amount of change being introduced and to ensure organisations…

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In Dry July, ponder. . .does a glass of wine a day really keeps the doctor away?

The old adage of ‘a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away’ is certainly convenient for those of us who are connoisseurs of the popular fermented grape…

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Partnering for success

Today we announced our new partners for 2015, a firm record of 51 new partners and executive directors reflecting the firm’s business growth and market confidence. Again this year, the…

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What about women in mining?

We want inclusive workplaces where all are welcome and feel included. Regardless of colour, religion, sexual preferences or gender. Or, for that matter, even if you have a strange sense…

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Identity: more than the colour of your skin

I am often asked about my Aboriginal heritage. “But you don’t look Aboriginal,” they say. “So how come you identify as Aboriginal?” The truth is my Aboriginal heritage isn’t something…

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It’s time to stop avoiding the topic…

We had been avoiding the discussion for months. We thought that it was going to be stressful. We foresaw the need for painful compromise. But the clock was ticking, and…

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