Dad and partner’s pay

Paid Leave for New Dads

Cameron will receive paid leave to spend time with his family after his partner, Erin, has their second child. Photo: Nina Young

New fathers will get two weeks government funded parental leave from the 1st of January 2013. While this new payment is being called a “step in the right direction” towards fathers being given adequate financial support to bond with their newborns, some experts feel that there is a long way to go. Nina Young reports.


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