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Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

RS-CONS-2012-Suzanne McConchie

17 years strong at Ford Motor Company and (still!) driving success

With a commendable 17-year track record at Ford Motor Company, Suzanne McConchie is not only thriving in her professional life, but paying it forward.

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The Crossling family reveal why regional living is so good

Thinking about that tree-change? Rebecca Crossling and family are here to prove that country life actually is all it’s cracked up to be.

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RS-CONS-2012-Navi McKennary

An expat mum on ambition and adjusting to the work-life juggle

From Israel’s defence force to killing it in digital design; this mum-of-one’s ambition is going strong.

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How Zoe Bingley-Pullin crushes life’s challenges to live her healthiest life

Zoe Bingley-Pullin is living proof that passion and determination are the key ingredients to a successful career.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
Looking for a new role? Here are five positive tips to help you

From embracing rejection letters to penning a reverse resume, here’s how to be positive and proactive in your job hunt.

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Managers, how to retain your high performers through pregnancy and parental leave

How our leaders manage the ‘big moments’ in our lives matters… enormously! Senior leader and mum-of-two Merav Bloch knows two sides of the same coin. Here, she shares her tips.

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One mother’s experience of using her keeping in touch days

Do you know all your parental leave entitlements? Don’t let your keeping in touch days go to waste! They’re a game changer for new parents.

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Tips for guiding an employee back to remote working after parental leave (from someone who’s been there!)

Your employee is returning to work after parental leave… remotely. Have you thought of everything? A manager and employee account of making the leap back to work in a pandemic.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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Looking for a new role? Here are five positive tips to help you

From embracing rejection letters to penning a reverse resume, here’s how to be positive and proactive in your job hunt.

read more
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Managers, how to retain your high performers through pregnancy and parental leave

How our leaders manage the ‘big moments’ in our lives matters… enormously! Senior leader and mum-of-two Merav Bloch knows two sides of the same coin. Here, she shares her tips.

read more
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One mother’s experience of using her keeping in touch days

Do you know all your parental leave entitlements? Don’t let your keeping in touch days go to waste! They’re a game changer for new parents.

read more
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Tips for guiding an employee back to remote working after parental leave (from someone who’s been there!)

Your employee is returning to work after parental leave… remotely. Have you thought of everything? A manager and employee account of making the leap back to work in a pandemic.

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How Jodi Geddes returned to work after losing her baby at 14 weeks

Miscarriage affects one in four pregnancies. Jodi Geddes shares the painful story of losing her baby at 14 weeks and the lessons learnt.

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The ups and downs of parental leave in a pandemic

Lockdown has certainly had its ups and downs. Three Melbourne mothers share their feelings about parental leave in 2020.

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The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

Making the switch from working world to caring for a baby means readjusting your expectations of what it means to ‘achieve’.

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When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

Wondering when to return to work? We can’t give you your perfect return date, but we can give you some thought starters.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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Your go-to list of resources to help you through parental leave and returning to work

Expecting? All the information you’ll need to help you navigate your career through parental leave and returning to work.

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Negotiating the length of parental leave with your employer, shorten or extend it

Preparing to negotiate the length of your parental leave? Start by understanding your obligations for letting your employer know.

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Request to extend parental leave template

Want to extend your parental leave? Use this template to request a leave extension of up to an additional 12 months.

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How to claim your government paid parental leave

Accessing Parental Leave Pay can help ease the financial burden of having a baby. Here are the steps you need to take to claim.

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