Protect our Paid Parental Leave!

WHO and Australian child and maternal health authorities recommend 26 weeks. The current scheme facilitates that by setting a minimum of 18 weeks (paid for by the taxpayer) as a floor under workplace entitlements.

The Government wants to change that to effectively 18 weeks maximum. Women will be forced back to work early through financial stress, doing harm to themselves and the baby. To cap the situation, there is minimal available affordable child care for infants.

NFAW asks you to write as soon as you can to Senators of every Party – Greens, Labor, NXT, Lambie, Hinch….


Read more about the Call to Protect Paid Parental Leave 

View scenario-calculations from the Women and Work Research Group at the University of Sydney.



Important reminder! Have you used

If so, NFAW would appreciate your views in this short and anonymous survey.

Click here to start our survey

NFAW calls on government to fund Time Use Survey

The Government has responded, noting the ABS Gender Indicators as an ‘invaluable resource’. The letter from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment and for Women, is here.

NFAW makes a submission to the Fair Work Commission on family and domestic violence leave

The submission supports the ACTU’s claim for inclusion of a family and domestic leave clause in modern awards.

Boardlinks relaunch missing the vital links

In Women’s Agenda, Claire Braund writes about the Government’s approach to appointing women on government boards.

Survey on community based aged care

Have you used the My Aged Care website? If so, please take a few minutes to share your views and experiences.

Click here to start our survey

Will an ‘investment approach’ to welfare help the most disadvantaged?

Peter Whiteford addresses this question in The Conversation.

NFAW highlights the dual objectives of child care ─ child development and parental workforce participation ─ in its submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

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NFAW has expressed concerns about a discussion paper on the training component of the Government’s proposed PaTH program


FECCA’s submission is available at:

Cutting the Newstart allowance by $4 a week is the wrong way to balance the budget, Scott Morrison