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Australia’s Albanese Under Pressure to Boost Parental Leave

  • Greens to introduce bill proposing increase to six months
  • They also want pensions paid on top of leave entitlement
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The Australian Greens are ramping up pressure on the government over paid parental leave and pension entitlements, issues that have been cited as reasons for womens’ lagging workforce participation. 

The minor party, which holds the balance of power in the Senate, will introduce a bill in parliament next week that proposes boosting government-funded paid parental leave to 26 weeks from 18 weeks. Salaries would be matched up to A$100,000 ($67,220) per annum.