Paid Parental Leave Increases
From 1 July 2016 the maximum rate of paid parental leave for eligible employees and self-employed parents increased.
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On 8th November, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway introduced a Bill to Parliament extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020, saying it is a vitally important move to support working families with newborns and young children.
The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has passed third reading in parliament and will come into force 1 April 2016.