Working Mothers in Australia

Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 52.0 weeks
Who pays for maternity leave? Government
Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave? -
Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave? -
Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work? -
Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care? -
Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers? No
Does the law require parental leave for parents? Yes
What is the total duration of parental leave? 365 days
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? -

To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.


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