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'Political punching-bag' paid parental leave a crucial retention tool

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HC Online | 18 Aug 2010, 12:00 AM Agree 0
As the paid parental leave policy debate heats up in the final stage of the Federal election campaign, Hewitt Associates has found 71% of Australian corporate organisations are already offering some form of paid parental leave.
  • David Fox | 19 Aug 2010, 01:09 PM Agree 0
    Whilst Australian organisations may be offering paid parental leave more these days than before, Australia as a whole is way behind Europe and the UK in offering paid parental leave. A few years ago there was debate in the UK of whether they should move from 6 months to 12 months paid parental leave. I would argue that many Australian organisations may not even offer more than a week or two. Whichever party wins on Saturday, lets just hope they make good on their election promises to young couples who are thinking about or are about to have children.

    David Fox
    Principal - The HR Practise
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