Paid parental leave should be substantially boosted for fathers and partners, to support men to be more engaged in the early years of their children’s lives, according to this Grattan Institute report.
The drivers of mothers’ parental leave decisions: evidence from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal survey
In this paper, the authors compare mothers’ preferred leave, anticipated leave, and realised leave to shed light on how well different types of mothers are able to predict the parental leave they will take, and the factors that drive them to deviate from their plans.
This report discusses recommendations for Australia to move to a model of gender equality for child-rearing, to replace the current parental leave system.
Advocacy group Parents At Work says Australia's approach to paid parental leave is lagging other nations and "requires an urgent rethink".
Just one in twenty Australian fathers take primary parental leave, which is a low number by global standards. This article looks at why Australian fathers are reluctant to take parental leave, as well as the benefits for both families and businesses of shared parental leave.
The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.
It has been widely recognised that maternity leave is important to the health of mothers. But what difference does paid maternity leave make? And does paid maternity leave help to reduce health inequalities?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims the Coalition announced plans to stop new mothers "double dipping" on paid parental leave before the 2013 election.
Opposition spokeswoman for families and payments Jenny Macklin https://www.abc.net.au/news/5421798 the Government wants to cut the conditions for age pensioners while paying wealthy women $50,000 to have a baby.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims only 2 per cent of incomes over $100,000 are earned by women under 50. The actual figure is considerably higher.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme costs $22 billion, which he claims is more than the Government spends on childcare support.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd claims building a high speed rail project from Brisbane to Melbourne by 2035 would cost less than the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme for the same period of time.
Treasurer Chris Bowen claims the Coalition's proposed paid parental leave scheme will cost Australian investors $1.6 billion.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd claims the Coalition's signature promise would unfairly pay thousands of dollars in parental leave to men who earn a million dollars a year.
This working paper look into the effect of paid maternity leave on mothers probability of employment after birth, how this effect varies with the age of the child, and the effect on wages when the child is about four years old. It finds that mothers...
The Australian government's statutory paid parental leave scheme should be taxpayer-funded, and should provide paid postnatal leave for a total of 18 weeks that can be shared by eligible parents, at the adult federal minimum wage, according to this report.
This edition of the Academy's journal, Dialogue, features the following articles on feminism: Disappearing Tricks, by Marian Sawer Poisons and Antidotes: Historicising feminism and equality in an age of rights competition, by Ann Genovese The Sexual Revolution as Big Flop: Women’s Liberation lesson one, by...
Results of the 2005 EOWA annual survey of reporting organisations on the provision of paid paternity leave.