Australia

New Paid Parental Leave Scheme Released

On May 4, 2010, the Australian Federal Government introduced draft legislation of Australia's first Paid Parental Leave Scheme. Australia is one of two countries participating in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) without a national paid parental leave scheme. The Bill will introduce up to a maximum of 18 weeks of government-funded paid parental leave for eligible parents of children born, adopted or placed on or after 1 January 2011.

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This entry was written by Kate Jenkins and Lisa Croxford.

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