Some commentary on the new Australian Parental Leave scheme proposed by the new Liberal government.
“Next step in parental leave is tailoring it to give women best career rebirth”
“Policies with impact for a productive society”
Paid Parental Leave (PPL) was ranked the issue of least importance.
The survey was conducted over two weeks by Women on Boards to their database of more than 15,000 professional women with 1095 responses.
The purpose of the survey is to inform the future government, policy makers and the business community of issues impacting on the productivity, leadership potential and economic well being of women in Australia.
WOB Directors, Claire Braund and Ruth Medd, said the survey highlighted the complexity around the inter-related issued of maintaining workforce productivity while enabling employees to contribute to the social economy through parental and other caring responsibilities.
“The issues are complex and it is very clear that single issue policies implemented in isolation will not address the rapidly changing needs of male and female workers, business and society,” Braund and Medd said.” see the rest of the article here