Federal paid parental leave scheme

1-January-2011

Thefederal paid parental leave scheme came into operation on 1 January 2011. It is for working parents of children born or adopted from 1 January 2011 and provides parental leave pay at the minimum wage for a maximum of 18 weeks.

Visit the Parental Leave section for details on how to pay parental leave, the employer’s obligations, eligibility criteria and the paid parental leave scheme work test.

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