A global comparison of paid parental leave schemes – how does Australia stack up?

17 Jun 2018 11:16 AM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

BPW Australia campaigned tirelessly for paid parental leave from 2000, recognising that we were then 20 to 40 years behind most countries. Once New Zealand introduced PPL in 2007, Australia became the only developed nation that had neither state nor national provision for paid parental leave.  Several USA states have had PPL for many years, although they still don’t have a national scheme.   Our PPL scheme is still less generous than most countries, and BPW is still lobbying for Australia to catch up.

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