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Leave Accounts: Win-Win Solution to Childcare

“It’s a good thing for our communities if working parents are able to take time out to spend with children. This should be the guiding principle for the Productivity Commission’s upcoming inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and parental leave. . . We think there should be a new policy option for parents: the creation of ‘leave accounts’ that roll up long service and annual leave into portable accounts that can be drawn down by parents for the first five years of a child’s life. More on this later – first let’s look at the problems to show why leave accounts would work for families, government and employers.”

ABC News

An interesting opinion piece on some possible solutions to childcare problems and gender bias in workplace leave.


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