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Paid maternity leave

14 Jun 2002
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The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's discussion paper on paid maternity leave in Australia signifies the formal arrival of paid maternity on the nation's agenda. In this discussion of the paper, Marian Baird argues maternity leave must be discussed seriously, without contamination from competing arguments about birth rates and global competition. It will be immensely disappointing if Australia cannot at the very least, provide working women with a guaranteed fourteen weeks paid maternity leave at minimum weekly earnings.

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2002
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