International Women’s Day 2020: It’s time for Parental Leave Equality This International Women’s Day, as we celebrate ‘Each For Equal’, Parents At Work is calling for vital reform of Australia’s gendered approach to paid parental leave to ensure all parents have an equal opportunity to share the care. Australia does not currently have a shared-care…

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It’s not often you get to hear from a professional couple who have both taken parental leave. In this special podcast we interview Michael Brosnan, Manager at Deloitte, and Annaliese Van Riet, People and Culture Leader, about their experience of becoming new parents and how Deloitte’s parental policies have made achieving a balance between work…

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Each year, the Modern Families Index provides a comprehensive insight into how UK working families are managing the balance between career and family life. Are employers being family friendly? Is care equally distributed at home? How are parents managing childcare while working? Now in its eighth year, the report answers questions like this and more,…

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With November 20th -being World Children’s Day, UNICEF’s global day of action for children, it’s an opportunity to focus on a major issue for many working parents in Australia – childcare. Affordable, quality childcare is one of the four family-friendly policies that UNICEF recommends workplaces around the world need to implement to ensure they are…

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Peter Caddy from Medibank enjoyed his Parental Leave. The 2019 National Working Families Report key findings released last week revealed some confronting results when it comes to the health and wellbeing of employees juggling work and family life that are hard to ignore. The survey of over 6,000 participants provided feedback on the impact of…

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