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After 30 years, paid maternity leave finally delivered

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, today congratulated the Australian Government and the Parliament on the passage of the Australia’s first Paid Parental Leave Scheme. “The implementation of the paid parental leave scheme in Australia is a major triumph, not only for mothers and parents, but for our community,” said Ms. Broderick. “It is a critical piece of social infrastructure that will help deliver stronger outcomes for mothers, families, businesses, the economy and our community as a whole.”

Media Release (18/06/10) from Australian Human Rights Commission