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Item of interest: paid parental leave developments

By Angela Weber

Although the Abbott government’s paid parental leave scheme is not set to commence until July 2015, the government is aiming to have the legislation establishing the scheme through parliament before new senators commence in July this year…

The government is also proposing to use its constitutional powers to remove existing arrangements contained in awards, agreements and company policies, to prevent employees ‘double dipping’…

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