Paid Parental Leave


Why Facebook is rolling out four months of paid parental leave for more than 10,000 employees worldwide

11:59AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 |  The announcement comes just days after founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he will be taking two months off work when his first child is born.

Mark Zuckerberg's two months paternity leave is a game-changer

11:26AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 |  The facebook founder has set a precedent that could lead to the tech industry retaining more women.

Family company: Spotify brings in six-month parental leave

11:35AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 |  Employees at the music streaming service are the latest tech employees to receive an improved paid parental leave package.

THE NEWS WRAP: Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave comments find an unlikely ally

5:09AM | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 |  Opposition leader Tony Abbott has provoked a round of controversy over comments the Coalition’s Paid Parental Leave scheme would help “women of calibre to have families”, with an unlikely ally in prominent feminist Eva Cox coming to his defence.

Government introduces paid paternity leave – and businesses don't have to pay

6:41PM | Thursday, 28 June 2012 |  The government has introduced two weeks of paid paternity leave and business doesn't have to be the scheme's paymaster.

Coalition committed to first-year surplus, Hockey says

3:43AM | Thursday, 8 March 2012 |  The Coalition would deliver a budget surplus in its first year in office, says shadow treasurer Joe Hockey, but managers and consumers will determine the fate of individual businesses.

COSBOA to focus on super and paid parental leave at tax forum

9:08PM | Friday, 30 September 2011 |  The peak industry body for small businesses says it will lobby hard at next week’s Tax Summit for the removal of red tape, especially surrounding superannuation and paid parental leave.

Red tape warning as government unveils parental leave scheme

9:16PM | Monday, 5 September 2011 |  Small business owners will not miss out on a new parental leave payment, which will deliver almost $1,200 to new fathers and partners from January next year, but small business says it should not be asked to administer the payment.

Paid parental leave looms for small businesses

6:39PM | Tuesday, 28 June 2011 |  Small business owners have been told to “get cracking” on their paid parental leave systems, despite a new survey revealing employers’ ongoing hostility towards their paymaster duties.

Paid Parental Leave sees 50,000 workers sign up

5:14PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 |  Almost 50,000 women have applied for the Federal Government’s Paid Parental Leave scheme, as small businesses prepare for their involvement in the regime from July.