‘Despite the rapid rate in which mothers have returned to the workforce over the past 10 – 20 years, there has been almost zero shift in the percentage of men taking up parental leave or opting to stay at home as the primary carer.’ – Excerpt from Roundtable Discussion Report The first national roundtable…

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WGEA have just released their latest Gender Equality Scorecard for 2017-2018, and it’s not great news – especially for parental leave equality. As we look back on five years of equality progress in Australia, there are some wins and there are definitely some losses. “There are a few problem areas. Access to parental leave has…

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  You don’t need to look further than an 8-year-old boy’s soccer game on a Saturday afternoon to watch young boys have 1950’s phrases thrown at them by adults; “harden up princess”, “boys don’t cry”, “toughen up, mate”, “don’t be a sook”, “don’t be a girl”, “get over it”…the list goes on and on. Men’s…

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Parents At Work recently launched Advancing Parental Leave Equality and Introducing Shared Care in Australia: the business case for action – a whitepaper developed alongside WGEA’s recently launched Best Practice Employer Guide: Developing a Leading Practice Parental Leave Policy. Many small businesses believe that Paid Parental Leave and other family-friendly policies are too far out…

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In the second episode of the Caring for Carers Podcast Series, Samuel Eddy (Parents At Work executive coach for men managing work and family) talks about ‘Finding Your Groove as a Male Carer’. The series is in accordance with National Carers Week (14th- 20th October), which revolves around acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia. The episode…

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“There’s certainly a business case for supporting carers from the employer side.” So what can employers really do to support carers in their workplace? Parents At Work are big supporters of National Carers Week (14th- 20th October) which is all about recognising and celebrating carers. In accordance with this, Parents At Work are providing a…

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“A leading practice parental leave policy allows women and men to both identify as the primary carer. Leading policies will reduce employee turn over … and boost employee engagement and productivity. Every time someone leaves your organisation, it costs you money. [Parental leave equality] is a smart solution to this.” Libby Lyons, Director of Workplace…

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