Review of Australia’s National Paid Parental Leave Scheme

18 Apr

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Review of Australia’s national Paid Parental Leave scheme

The Australian Government is conducting a review of the Paid Parental Leave scheme, as required under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010.

Since the scheme started in January 2011, more than 250,000 working parents have claimed Parental Leave Pay.

The public consultation phase for the Paid Parental Leave review is now open. Parents, employees, employers and community organisations are encouraged to contribute to the review by making a written submission or by contacting their industry peak body or representative group to discuss the issues they would like raised.

You may wish to promote the Paid Parental Leave review to your colleagues, members, other organisations, parents, prospective parents and employers. We have attached a toolkit to help you communicate with members and colleagues about the review. The toolkit includes essential information about the review, graphics you may wish to use, and the answers to frequently asked questions.

The Paid Parental Leave review will consider the issues set out in the legislation and will draw on submissions, consultations, and other sources of evidence.

To find information about the review, and to make a submission, please visit the review webpage www.fahcsia.gov.au/pplreview. You can also find the Paid Parental Leave review Terms of Reference, Discussion Paper, and other resources including fact sheets, at this webpage.

If you would like to receive regular updates, subscribe to the PPL Review e-newsletter.

The Paid Parental Leave Review Information for Stakeholders can be downloaded and viewed from the link below:

PPL Review information for stakeholders

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