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What Impact Does Employee Wellbeing Have on Your Organisation?

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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National Working Families Report 2019: Parents and carers need our support

Competing pressures of work and caring responsibilities are adversely impacting the health and well-being of Australian working families. Government and the business community are being called on to do more to invest in and embed family friendly workplace practices that support people to thrive at work and at home, and address gender inequality when it…

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Are the world’s richest countries family friendly? Asks new UNICEF report

The simple answer is no, not particularly. In short, parents are struggling with the lack of parental leave and childcare despite the apparent resources of the richer countries. “Family-friendly policies can help parents with their caring responsibilities, regardless of their work situation. Yet even the world’s richest countries fail to offer comprehensive solutions to all…

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Achieving Parental Leave Equality Sydney: Roundtable Discussion Report

  ‘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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