Accessing parental leave pay from both employer and government
From 1 July 2016, the ability for individuals to access government assistance in the form of the existing Parental Leave Pay (PLP) scheme, in addition to any employer‐ provided parental leave entitlements, will be removed.
Currently, individuals are able to access government assistance in the form of PLP as well as any employer‐provided parental leave entitlements.
The government will ensure that all primary carers would have access to parental leave payments that are at least equal to the maximum PLP benefit (currently 18 weeks at the national minimum wage).
The government will achieve savings of $967.7m over four years through this measure.