Advocates Call for Paid Parental Leave Expansion

The government is being urged to expand paid parental leave as a parliamentary committee prepares to examine the scheme.
Advocacy group The Parenthood is calling on the government to increase the amount of paid parental leave to 52 weeks, along with allowing for universal access to early childhood education.
The organisation’s executive director Georgie Dent is set to appear at a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, which is examining issues around work and care arrangements, and how well the current laws are working.
In its submission to the inquiry, the organisation said inadequate paid parental leave along with a lack of family-friendly work environments had made care challenging for many families….

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