The ALP's 2021 special platform conference kicked off this morning, with its leader, Anthony Albanese, pledging improvements for working women, action on the gig economy and a $15 billion manufacturing investment fund.
With the WGEA blaming "gender equality fatigue" for a substantial drop in employers taking action on pay equity, new research suggests "tired" managers' lack of understanding and ownership is impeding their ability to drive change.
The Morrison Government has this morning introduced legislation to permit all parents to take up to 30 days of flexible unpaid parental leave until their child turns two and ensure 12 months of unpaid parental leave is available for families dealing with stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.
The Morrison Government is set to withdraw a regulation that cut the minimum notice period that employers have to give employees of proposed changes to enterprise agreements from seven days to one day.
The Morrison Government has this morning introduced legislation to increase flexibility in taking the federally-funded paid parental leave entitlement of 18 weeks and has also introduced a Bill to consolidate inactive and low-balance super funds.
The Federal Court has ordered a company and its director to pay substantial fines for failing to pass on more than $11,000 in parental leave payments to a cook and then concealing their actions after the FWO began asking questions.
A Turnbull Government review is calling for legislative change to overhaul "ineffective" recruitment practices and boost gender equality in the Australian Public Service, but the CPSU has criticised it for missing an opportunity to drive positive change.
Coalition members of a Senate committee have backed the passage of the Government's Bill that seeks to halt parents "double-dipping" into government and employer-funded paid parental leave schemes, but Labor and Greens senators say the change is regressive.