Advocacy Projects

Aussie Dads Photography Exhibition Sydney & Melbourne August 2018

Parents At Work commissioned, Swedish Dads photographer, Johan Bavman to capture photos of Aussie Dads.  Similar to Johan's subjects for Swedish Dads, the selected Aussie Dads had taken extended parental leave.

The Aussie Dads photography series aims to highlight the low rates of parental leave taken up by Australian fathers. The photography series will be used to promote a discussion on the benefits to dads, mums, kids, families, companies, and the Australian economy of dads taking parental leave.

We have continued to work in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and our corporate sponsors to show the Aussies Dads photography exhibition together with Swedish Dads at the Sydney Opera House, as well as the State Library in Melbourne in August 2018.

A free public exhibition is available to view at the Sydney Opera House – 23rd – 30th August 2018.

There will also be an exhibition at the Victorian State Library, Melbourne from the 31st August 2018 – 5th August 2018.

British Dads Business Leaders Summit London UK June 2018

This International Think Tank Business Leaders Discussion Event & Dads photographic exhibition is designed to inspire UK workplaces to collaborate on how they can encourage more fathers to participate in shared parental leave to improve gender equality outcomes for all.

Learn, discuss and share insights on;

  • The benefits of advancing men’s participation in shared parental leave and flexible work; recognising the positive impact it has on women, men, children, society and the broader economy.
  • Key research findings on the challenges that hold men back from participating in shared parental leave and flexible work
  • Advancing shared care participation by men and women and reduce prejudice and discrimination and promote inclusiveness of those with caring commitments
  • Improving employer-supported parental leave policies and how they can increase participation of UK fathers taking shared parental leave.

Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition Sydney, Australia, Father's Day 2017

In 2017 we worked closely with the Embassy of Sweden to bring the Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition to Sydney Australia.  With the support of 7 corporate partners in the International Towers at Barangaroo we exhibited the photos in the foyer of each tower through the month of September.  In conjunction with the photography exhibition Parents At Work ran an educational program specifically for working dads.  

Creating Family Friendly Workplaces Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide,Brisbane 2017

In 2017 we worked closely with the Embassy of Sweden to bring the Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition to Sydney Australia.  With the support of 7 corporate partners in the International Towers at Barangaroo we exhibited the photos in the foyer of each tower through the month of September.  In conjunction with the photography exhibition Parents At Work ran an educational program specifically for working dads.