Paid parental leave discussions

NEW parents in Ipswich could be a step closer to seeing the national Paid Parental Leave scheme put into place.

During the next three months the Australian government will meet with employers, unions, small business groups, self-employed people and tax and payroll professionals to finalise arrangements.

The $731 million scheme should provide 18 weeks' paid leave at the adult federal minimum wage, currently $543.78 per week, to the primary carer of a child born or adopted after that date.

These figures are based on the recommendations of the Productivity Commission.

They have been designed to impose minimal new costs on employers. It's estimated that by topping up with other leave arrangements, most babies will be able to be cared for exclusively by a parent for the first six months of their lives.


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