Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Improvements for Families and Gender Equality) Bill 2022

February 2023

© Commonwealth of Australia 2023
ISBN: 978-1-76093-457-6

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Structure of the report
  Purpose of the bill
  Background – Overview of the Paid Parental Leave scheme
  Provisions of the bill
  Financial impact
  Compatibility with human rights
  Consideration by other committees
  Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Views on the bill

  Overarching views on the bill
  Expansion of the scheme
  Use it or lose it period
  Gender neutral claiming
  Increasing flexibility
  Eligibility changes
  Commencement and transitional provisions
  Scheme review mechanisms
  Committee view

Coalition Senators Additional Comments

Australian Greens Additional Comments

Appendix 1—Submissions

Appendix 2—Public hearing

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515