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First National Working Families Survey Launched by Australian CEOs

Supporting Working Parents & Carers for Workplaces of the Future PRESS RELEASE July 4, 2019 A national study is being launched this month asking working parents and carers across Australia to provide feedback on how workplaces could be made more family friendly and gender equal when it comes to sharing the caring load. Parenting education…

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The Future Workplace Must Be More Family-Friendly – Here’s Why

How important is it for employers to consider and support an employee’s personal life – that is, their ‘life outside of work’? Consider this: what impact would it have on business outcomes and individual lives if workplaces were more family-friendly? The reality is that anything that impacts the wellbeing of your employees at work or…

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Paid Parental Leave: How the two major parties compare

The ABC takes a look at paid parental leave and proposed changes in the upcoming election in their recent audio news report, ‘Paid Parental Leave: How the two major parties compare‘. Currently, parents get access to the government Paid Parental Leave Scheme set up in 2011, which gives the primary carer 18 weeks’ leave if…

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Why I’m ditching the super parent fantasy in 2019

January brings relaxing times and quieter days for some but not all. For parents of young kids and babies, the family tempo may have reduced marginally from manic sprint to marathon jog. But it’s unlikely your ‘holiday’ was filled with breezy afternoons napping, swimming, and relaxing  unencumbered by the ties of responsibility. You had kids…

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Modern Families Empower Together – Wear it Purple Day 2018

I am wearing my purple dress for our Aussie Dads lunch in Melbourne. Parents At Work are in the business of supporting working parents and carers and while we run a campaign on supporting Aussie Dads, I am conscious of the fact that not all families have a Dad living at home all the time.…

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