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APS parental leave laws should allow 26 weeks' leave for both partners, and reflect modern family needs: Community and Public Sector Union

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
February 20 2022 - 6:30pm
Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Melissa Donnelly. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The federal public service should update its parental leave laws by introducing 26 weeks' paid leave for both partners, allowing parents a right to take leave until their child reaches school age, and extending entitlements to foster care and adoption, the main public sector union says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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