Wednesday, 18th July, 2018
Paid parental leave extends from 18 weeks to 22 weeks this Sunday, 1 July. This is the first step in the Government’s plan to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020. Maximum weekly payments are also increasing by 4.7 percent, in line with an increase in the nation’s average weekly earnings. The maximum rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents will rise from $538.55 to $564.38 gross per week.