World Health Day 2022

Each year on April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. This year’s theme as released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is Universal Health Coverage. At Parents At Work we understand that Universal Health begins with our own health and particularly how willing we are to look after ourselves including (and often especially) at work.…

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For over a decade, Parents At work has been proudly working in partnership with employers, policy makers and families to improve work-life balance and gender equality outcomes. Our aim is to support people to thrive at work and at home and we’ve recently introduced an employer membership service to make it easier for organisations to create a…

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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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  As we look back on this busy and jam-packed year, we’re feeling a little proud of Parents At Work. Much of our effort this year has been campaigning to get the message of #ParentalLeaveEquality out there – and we know from our work with employers that we have paved the way for introducing better…

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  ‘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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Parents At Work recently launched Advancing Parental Leave Equality and Introducing Shared Care in Australia: the business case for action – a whitepaper developed alongside WGEA’s recently launched Best Practice Employer Guide: Developing a Leading Practice Parental Leave Policy. Many small businesses believe that Paid Parental Leave and other family-friendly policies are too far out…

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