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- Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave
Bringing Dads into the DebateRaise the question of who should look after the kids, and you enter a minefield of gender roles, household distribution of labour, and parenting styles, with any wrong step potentially fatal.Arguments such as women have a biological affinity with raising children or that they’re better at it are sure to come up. Alternatively, workplaces aren’t all that flexible when push comes to shove is another argument that men – in particular – might use to... Read More
Leave accounts: win-win solution to child careOriginally printed in ABC News. It's a good thing for our communities if working parents are able to take time out to spend with children. This should be the guiding principle for the Productivity Commission's upcoming inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and parental leave.The second principle is to accept that many parents want or need to participate meaningfully in work while raising a family. However many lack choice, and face barriers... Read More