National Working Families Report 2019
The inaugural National Working Families Report 2019 looks at the responses of over 6,000 Australian working parents and carers on what they need to support them balance work & family as well as recommendations for employers on what they can do to create family friendly workplaces of the future.
This is a not-for-profit initiative spearheaded by Parents At Work and the Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network (APLEN). For more information and to read the Full Report, Executive Summary and Key Findings click on the buttons.
APLEN (Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network) is a network of organisations established as part of a commitment to lead UN global gender equality efforts to advocate and advance parental leave equality in Australia. Australia has the least generous statutory Paid Parental Leave scheme amongst OECD nations; men continue to take less than 5% of parental leave in Australia. APLEN's purpose is to break the breadwinner/homemaker mould by educating and inspiring organisations with innovative policies, practices and case studies on how to lead a family friendly, gender equal workplace, starting with parental leave. Parents At Work believe it is vital to shine a light on anything that prevents men from sharing the caring and thus take a lead role in initiating a number of APLEN initiatives to ensure gender equality on all fronts is addressed. For more information or to join the APLEN network visit www.aplen.com.au
Equal parental leave can be defined as policy that allows all employees to apply for the same parental leave entitlements, regardless of gender. These companies have declared equal parental leave entitlement for men and women and have eliminated the primary and secondary carer definitions. Parents no longer are required to choose between being a primary or secondary carer.
If your organisation offers equal parental leave for men and women and would like to be added to our Employer list please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to promote your great work.