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Stillborn Dad 2

Paid parental leave should include the parents of stillborn children

It’s the right thing to do. They are parents too. Stillbirth is one of the most traumatic events that a parent can face. Unfortunately, it …

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How to take control of your parental leave experience

Taking control of your parental leave experience is so important. We sat down with expert Michelle Redfern who shares her practical advice on how to navigate parental leave, set clear expectations and build a plan.

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Child Care Subsidy

What the new government Child Care Subsidy will mean for you

As we settle into a new year, many of us are trying to wrap our heads around the new Child Care Subsidy that is starting …

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Your parental leave legal entitlements explained

It’s so important to understand your legal entitlements when preparing for parental leave or returning to work. Legal expert Lauren Drummond from Holding Redlich explains these in simple terms and what to do if you need help.

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How this mama returned to work 1 month after her baby and made it work

When I got pregnant, I panicked at the thought of taking maternity leave. I was worried it would be a career limiting move and I …

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A legal perspective on your rights and requesting flexibility

Legal expert Lauren Drummond from Holding Redlich explains your rights and how to request flexible working arrangements when returning to work from parental leave.

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5 ways to recovery from a redundancy

5 ways to recover from a redundancy

‘No longer required,’ was all I remember hearing when a former employer announced I was being made redundant. I never thought it would happen to …

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How to build your confidence on parental leave

Feel like you’ve lost your confidence? It’s a common problem women face through parental leave. We explore the identity shift that occurs when you have a baby and the top tips to maintaining your confidence with expert Michelle Redfern.

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Our tips to nail job-sharing

Is job-sharing for me?

Two days a week Carrie is a lawyer at a tier one law firm in Melbourne, where she manages the legal demands of her clients. …

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What to do if your return to work role isn’t clear

When working through your return to work plan, it’s really easy to get yourself into the situation where your role isn’t 100 per cent clear …

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I want a new job but I’m pregnant

I want a new job but I’m pregnant

Clare had just returned from London when she decided to look for a new role. She had incredible experience behind her but needed to find …

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The truth about returning to work from six real perspectives

The truth about returning to work from six real perspectives

Let’s dive into the truth about returning to work. Returning to work after a period of extended leave can be daunting, especially when you’ve spent …

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Kate Pollard shares her view on the exhausting ‘mental load’

Kate Pollard shares her view on the exhausting ‘mental load’

Kate Pollard, Co-founder of Circle In knows the ‘mental load’ first hand. “If you ever want to know what a mother’s brain is like … …

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What I have learnt about parental leave third time around

What I have learnt about parental leave third time around

Ashika Chand headed into her third round of parental leave in five years – quite an achievement. She was certainly less stressed and more prepared this …

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How one woman relaunched her career and landed two interviews

How one woman relaunched her career

After having three young children, now all at school, Sarah* had been out of the workforce for eight years. She’d lost her confidence and couldn’t …

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How I survived day two back at work with a sick child

How I survived day two back at work with a sick child

The first day back at work after our first child went super well. In fact, I nailed it. Felt on cloud nine. I got to …

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Thinking about returning to work flexibly? These tips will help you.

You’ve been having a lovely time on parental leave (between the crying, cracked nipples and lack of sleep, that is), but now you need to …

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Work life balance doesn't exist - but work life harmony does!

Work life balance doesn’t exist – but work life harmony does!

These days, everyone is totally obsessed with achieving this mythical state of work life balance. At work, it’s something that’s repeated over and over, and …

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