Paid Parental Leave: Welfare or Workplace Right?
(2011) 18 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 193
5 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2012
Date Written: October 30, 2011
The paper examines Australia's new minimum guarantee of paid parental leave. It does so both in the historical context of the evolution of parental payments including those bargained as employment rights, and by reflecting on the curious structure of the guarantee: a payment ordinarily made through the employer and contingent on a minimum (if modest) level of attachment to the workforce, yet funded by government and otherwise structured like a base-level social security entitlement.
Keywords: employment law, social security, paid parental leave, maternity leave
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