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Paid Parental Leave 2023 update – what’s changing?
27 June 2023
For babies born or adopted after 1st July 2023, there are some important changes to Australian Government funded Parental Leave Pay system. The current entitlement to 18 weeks of parental leave pay at minimum wage will increase to 20 weeks, or 100 days for those who work 5 days a week. This is a family entitlement which means that if you have a partner, they’ll access at least 2 weeks of this leave. Single parents can access the full 20 weeks themselves.
Some other changes include:
- An increase in the individual income limit to $156,647 or $350,000 as a family.
- Allowing leave requests to be made for single days, single blocks or multiple smaller blocks of time anytime from birth until the child turns 2.
- Allowing leave requests to be made for any time before or after you return to work as long as you are not caring for your child and not working. This could be on a weekdays, weekends, holidays and anytime you are on leave from work.
- removing the requirement to return to work to be eligible for the entitlement.
- Streamlining and simplifying the process for applications through myGov
If you would like more information about these changes, have a specific question or would like a copy of our parental leave information sheet, please contact us.
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