Managing diversity in the South Pacific Region

Ravenswood, Katherine, Le Queux, Stéphane, French, Erica, Strachan, Glenda, and Burgess, John (2015) Managing diversity in the South Pacific Region. In: Presentations from the 29th Annual Conference for the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. From: AIRAANZ 2015: 29th Annual Conference for the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 3-5 February 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper examines the approaches to diversity management, with an emphasis on Women and First Nation communities in the South Pacific, specifically New Zealand (Aotearoa), Australia and two French Pacific Territories, Polynesia and New Caledonia. While all are European settler societies, their colonisation was by France or Britain. The focus of the analysis is on the legislative requirements promoting diversity and equality, organisational programs to promote diversity and equality, and the equity and diversity challenges confronting each of the countries/territories. The paper compares and contrasts the national approaches, and finds that patterns of colonisation, density of indigenous population and economic development, along with legislative heritage have all influenced the way in which equity and diversity is promoted and practiced. The paper focuses on the similarities and differences in approach, and identifies the challenges confronting each jurisdiction.

Item ID: 38465
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: managing diversity, Pacific women, Indigenous people
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 01:00
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169905 Studies of Pacific Peoples Societies @ 25%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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