Parents At Work are thrilled to welcome our newest Employer Member Optus to our growing number of family-friendly organisations. Optus are committed to providing a family-friendly workplace environment for all of their employees, and Parents At Work are excited to support them in this journey. “Optus knows that every family is different and can be…

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Parents At Work have partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to produce this comprehensive guide about the financial wellbeing of single parents. The guide contains a number of resources and know how on where to go for expert help when it comes to financial support as well as a general wellbeing needs section…

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“As a nation we must do everything to avert a disastrous child care industry collapse.  That can’t happen unless we radically rethink some of the highly complex structures of child care subsidies and legislation at a state and federal level” Emma Walsh, CEO Parents At Work. Impending disaster facing child care industry Imagine having access…

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As schools close or prepare to close around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and people start working from home in droves, working parents are in unchartered territory, without certainty about how they’ll effectively manage work and educate their children. Many parents are worried, anxious and fearful – about their families’ health and about…

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The future of work and family – creating family friendly workplaces On behalf of APLEN (Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network), Parents At Work and KPMG, we invite you to join us for this webinar as we share highlights of the National Working Families Report and discuss implications for the future of work and family, especially…

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ABC Radio Interview – Richard Glover and Emma Walsh In this new and changing situation we find ourselves in amidst the recent outbreak of COVID-19, businesses are changing the ways they do things, adapting to the unusual circumstances, and putting plans in place for the coming months that will enable employees to remain productive and…

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“I found becoming a dad pretty disorientating. It changed my priorities, my attitude to work and had a big impact on my relationship, too.  Trying to navigate that wasn’t always easy. But chatting to other dads often helped, plus I picked up the odd tip (i.e. wearing T-shirts inside-out until you leave the house will…

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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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