Employment update: paid parental leave — government confirms commitment to PPL changes from 1 July 2015
By Bret Feltham and Donna Trembath
On 13 May 2014 the federal government confirmed its election promise made in May 2013 to introduce a new paid parental leave (PPL) scheme from 1 July 2015.
However, the much publicised income threshold for maximum payments will be capped at AU$100,000 (£55,620) per annum rather than AU$150,000 as originally proposed.
Government-funded PPL became available under the former federal Labor government from 1 January 2011. The government-funded scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of PPL at the minimum weekly wage. The scheme was expanded from 1 January 2013 to provide eligible working dads or partners with up to two weeks of PPL at the minimum weekly wage…
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