Flawed policies punish modern families – report
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