On the 1st of January 2011 the new paid parental leave was introduced by the Australian Goverment.

The new scheme may enable you to access 18 weeks of paid parental leave at the National Minimum Wage which can be shared between parents. I have put up three articles on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond's website to provide further information. You'll find the three articles here:

Have you applied or plan on applying? How will it affect your family?