Calls to give all dads paternity leave

Herald Sun (Australia) July 09, 2007
ALL dads should be paid two weeks paternity leave to improve wellbeing and work productivity, a leading group of policy researchers recommends. The idea was announced in Sydney today at a forum on work-family policy. Eleven policy leading lights from across Australia made a range of suggestions including allowing workers to choose part-time over full-time work, more work-from-home options and restricting long or unsocial hours.”A growing body of international research shows that giving workers more say over their work-time arrangements improves the wellbeing of workers and their households,’ said University of Sydney Work and Family Policy co-convener Dr Elizabeth Hill. “The evidence-based policy principles set out in our document are informed by the latest Australian and international research,’ Dr Hill said.,21985,22041010-662,00.html