Election 2014 - Party Policies - Paid Parental Leave

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave

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  • Extend paid parental leave in line with the Families Commission recommendations of September 2007 to ensure parents are provided with a total of 13 months paid leave.
  • Improve the annual leave and domestic leave entitlements available for people returning from parental leave. (more here)

  • Labour will introduce 26 weeks of Paid Parental Leave, an increase from the current 14 weeks, in line with Sue Moroney’s Member’s Bill.
  • This will provide around 26,000 families a year extra time with their new-born babies.
  • The policy will be phased in over three years: 22 weeks from July 2015 and 26 weeks in July 2017. (more here)

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Increase the length of paid parental leave by four weeks to 18 weeks. This will happen in two steps – to 16 weeks on 1 April 2015, and then to 18 weeks on 1 April 2016. These changes have already been passed into law.
  • Extend paid parental leave to ‘Home for Life’ parents and others with similar permanent care arrangements such as those with parenting orders.
  • Extend paid parental leave payments to more workers – in particular, to seasonal and casual workers, workers with more than one employer, and people who have recently changed jobs.
  • Allow parents on paid parental leave to work limited days without losing their entitlements.
  • Allow working parents to take unpaid parental leave part-time and flexibly. (more here)

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Extend paid Parental leave to 13 months, as recommended by the Families Commission. (more here)

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