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Employers should provide an enabling environment at work for women to continue breastfeeding their infants. shutterstock

Better maternity leave laws are needed to protect African mothers

Only 28% of working women across the globe are fully protected by maternity laws that provide for time off work with full pay.
The changing nature of the workforce means parental leave is increasingly important. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Small business gets flexible to retain quality workers

Small businesses that invest in paid parental leave and other work-life balance programs are more likely to retain quality…
A prospective voter - will the Gillard government’s paid maternity leave scheme affect the birth rate? AAP

The baby bonus failed to increase fertility - but we should still keep it

Although the introduction of the baby bonus in 2004 was designed to provide financial assistance to families, a clear pro-natalist intent was also apparent. Treasurer Peter Costello’s quip is now famous…

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