“Supporting all parents in spending more precious days with their newborns helps them build lifelong relationships.”
The agreement, the first of its kind in Australia, stipulates that each parent will take at least 12 weeks of leave and exhaust any paid childcare leave offered by their employer.
NSW Prime Minister Dominique Perottet recently took two weeks of childcare leave after the birth of his seventh child. Source: Instagram
Foster parents as well as permanent or long-term foster carers will also be able to access childcare leave.
Rural communities devastated by the Black Summer fires two years ago can expect significant financial growth in disaster management if the budget is adopted on June 21.
New Wales ’budget for 2022-23 provides a significant incentive to fight fires in national parks through an investment of $ 598 million. Source: AP / Rick Rycroft / AAP
Treasurer and Energy Secretary Matt Keane says nearly $ 600 million will be allocated over the next decade to manage national parks, including the employment of 200 firefighters.
The government will also allocate more than $ 315 million over the next four years to complete the NSW fire investigation, which had 76 recommendations for fire insulation of homes.
The investigation was commissioned by former Prime Minister Gladys Beradjiklyan to study the causes, preparation and response to forest fires that have engulfed millions of hectares and destroyed nearly 2,500 properties.