It’s International Flexible Working Day on May 22, and Parents At Work CEO Emma Walsh interviewed the day’s founder, Vanessa Vanderhoek, on how the day was created and why her advocacy behind flexible working is so important. Vanessa started Flexible Working Day three years ago, as a day ‘to showcase and celebrate the benefits of…

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Parents At Work is thrilled to announce HR Director and Diversity & Inclusion expert, Fiona Hitchiner is joining our team as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Fiona will play a pivotal consulting role engaging local and international partners – which includes clients, service providers, industry and community groups – to develop workplace strategies, policies and support…

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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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I attended an event run by the incubator Cicada Innovations recently, at which our Aussie Dads photo exhibition featured and set the scene for a new crowd. Cicada is a home to deep tech start-up companies in Australia, supporting science-based innovations from ideation all the way through to incubation. It plays a major role in…

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It’s always inspiring to hear stories about working couples sharing their parental leave. This is definitely the case with the arrangement Sarah Maxwell and her husband Peter are looking forward to with their baby on the way. In a special feature of our new Parental Leave Essentials Podcast series, Kiri Stejko talks to Sarah, People and…

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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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