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Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Social Services

Summary

Amends the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to: provide that parents entitled to receive employer-provided primary carer leave payments (or other like payments) in excess of the total amount of parental leave pay will not receive parental leave pay under the Paid Parental Leave scheme; and remove the requirement for employers to provide paid parental leave to eligible employees, unless an employer chooses to manage the payment to employees and the employees agree for the employer to pay them.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 15/09/2015
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