Paid maternity leave on the rise: report

An increasing number of Australian organisations are offering paid maternity leave according to research released yesterday by by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) and Alcoa of Australia.

Data collected from 2300 organisations, representative of over one million Australian women indictaed 50.8% of organisations now provide employees with paid maternity leave - an increase by more than 15% from 2003.

However, Australia saw only a 1.9% increase in paid maternity leave between 2007 and 2008.


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Being a female and at an age of wanting to have children I am not for paid maternity leave. I don't believe that other people should pay for me to have children. What about people that don't want to have children what do they get? Do we get compensated? What about the blokes at work?? We are always wanting equality in the work place at we are at stage where we are starting to bridge the gap in the work place and people go throw that in the works.

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