Finally, we’re seeing big policy promises that will transform Australia

Emma Walsh on Federal Government changes

The last few weeks have seen once-in-a-generation policy promises announced that could significantly transform the future for families in Australia, as well as our overall economic prosperity with improved women’s workforce participation.   These policy changes have come from state and federal governments, and cover early childhood education, paid parental leave and other areas encouraging […]

Formalising flexibility has helped this workplace become more family friendly

Sue Whipps Novartis

Sue Whipps has always been a strong advocate for the flexibility that family friendly workplaces provide employees.   As the Country Head of People and Organisation for Novartis Australia and New Zealand, a global healthcare company and accredited Family Inclusive Workplace, she strives to create an environment where every employee has the opportunity to realise […]

How some of Australia’s largest companies are supporting working parents

HRM Article

Last week was the United Nations’ Global Parent’s Day (June 1). To mark the occasion, UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work released a new research report highlighting Australian workplace policy progress around supporting working families.   Progress has been slowly improving over the last few years as companies look to make flexible work practices mainstream, […]

New report evidences key enablers and benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces

FFW Media Release

Flexible work and gender-neutral policies key priorities for family focused Australian employers   Highlights The Report from Parents At Work and UNICEF Australia has found that to bridge the work and family divide workplaces are investing in greater flexible work practices and more inclusive paid family leave policies is a key enabler of family friendly […]

Lion’s renewed approach to supporting victims of domestic and family abuse

LION Case Study Logo

A Family Friendly Workplace Case Study   Domestic and family abuse is one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia and New Zealand. This impacts on our community, individuals and the workplace. Our workplace may well be the safest place that some of our team members have, and in that context we can […]

Meet Australia’s top 70 Family Inclusive Workplaces™

Australia's most Family Friendly Organisations - one year on

Today, Family Friendly Workplaces is extremely proud to announce as part of National Families Week 2022 the top 70 organisations now certified under the National Work + Family Standards, including 9 ASX 200 companies.   Founder of Family Friendly Workplaces and CEO of Parents At Work Emma Walsh says:   “We are thrilled to see […]

Family Friendly Workplaces Futureproofs UM

Anathea Ruys, UM

“People are at the heart of everything we do and ultimately it’s our people who make us who we are as a culture and as a business,” says Anathea Ruys, CEO of media agency UM.   “Since the onset of Covid, there has been a frightening increase in the number of working parents resigning from […]

Work + Family Policy Roundtable and the 2022 Federal Election Benchmarks

Work + Family Policy Roundtable

The Australian Work + Family Policy Roundtable is a research network of 31 academics from 18 universities and research institutions with expertise on work, care and family policy. The goal of the Roundtable is to propose, comment upon, collect and disseminate research to inform evidence-based public policy in Australia.   This week, the Roundtable proposed a set […]