Parental Leave

This paper explores the different parental leave policies available in OECD countries and offers suggestions for increasing the share of men using parental leave.

Stockland has developed a program to support parents and carers, including on-site childcare and advanced parental leave benefits, as well as strongly promoting primary carer’s leave to male employees.

The latest WGEA data confirms that when Australian employers take action- the gender pay gap declines. Five years of WGEA data shows that year-on-year employer action to address pay equity has increased and year-on-year the gender pay gap has decreased.

Today, alongside the launch of WGEA’s fifth year of data, we have also launched a brand new way for you to explore WGEA’s archives of individual employers’ data. The WGEA Data Explorer has been updated and is now a one-stop shop for all public data collected by the Agency.

The 2017-18 data is in and it shows that access to paid parental leave has stalled for carers of both genders. This is a disappointing result, as employees of both genders try to combine work with their caring responsibilities as a normal part of life.