Flawed policies punish modern families – report

Latest News | May 30, 2016

The federal government should extend paid parental leave to 52 weeks, expand the child care system and re-think aged care provision to ensure the future stability of the workforce and economy, according to a report compiled by 30 experts from around Australia.

The Work + Family Policy Roundtable, comprising academics from 30 universities, has recommended the implementation of a universal care system in its pre-election report released on Monday.

It also proposes the establishment of Federal and State Departments of Work, Life and Community, which would oversee the design and administration of a fair work, care and family policy mix.

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald