Posts Tagged ‘ParentalLeaveEquality’

New Parental Leave Policy sets Telstra apart as industry leader

Telstra have firmly placed themselves at the forefront of parental leave equality with the organisation’s new gender-equal policy that was announced in July. The new policy from the telecommunications industry leader has removed the distinction between primary and secondary carers and now offers all eligible parents who has been with Telstra a year or more…

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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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APLEN’s parental leave equality advocacy will support workplace gender equality

Women’s Agenda recently released a new article on the Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network (APLEN) highlighting the importance of parental leave equality advocacy, and the impact that the organisations involved are having as leading examples of family-friendly workplaces. APLEN is a network of organisations established as part of a commitment to lead UN global gender equality…

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Proof SMEs can do Parental Leave: an interview with Nikki Beaumont

Many small-to-medium businesses believe that a best practice parental leave scheme is beyond their reach. It’s not financially viable, they can’t afford the employee absence, flexibility may hurt the bottom line – these are a few of the misconceptions holding businesses back from gender-equal, family-friendly policies. But best practice paid parental leave is possible, no…

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Why aren’t Australian dads taking parental leave?

We know that Australia is lagging well behind other OECD countries when it comes to fathers’ uptake of parental leave. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency scorecard in 2017, men represented 4.7% of all Australian employees who took primary carers leave. Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh talked to ABC Radio’s Life Matters program…

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