Whitepaper: Advancing Paid Parental Leave
July marks the beginning of new family-friendly policies in Australia.
Changes to Commonwealth-funded paid parental leave have come into effect, giving families access to an additional two weeks of leave (up from 18 weeks to 20 weeks), as well as further flexibility on accessing the leave.
But the job is far from done. Australia still lags behind much of the OECD on paid parental leave (PPL). As the latest Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum tells us, countries that lead on promoting shared care through comprehensive PPL policies and heavily subsidised childcare, also lead on gender equality.
This Whitepaper highlights the business case for parental leave equality, and what employers should do to bolster the continued limited PPL offered in Australia.