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For more information download FairWork's Factsheets and Best Practice Guides here .

The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. It works collaboratively with employers providing advice, practical tools and education to help them improve their gender performance.

The Agency has a range of information and tools to support organisations to work on flexibility in the workplace. A range of publications and tools can be accessed here .

This Toolkit for Employers promotes understanding of the laws relating to pregnant employees, employees on parental leave and working parents. These laws include the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), state or territory anti-discrimination legislation, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and federal, state and territory work health and safety legislation. These laws apply to most workplaces in Australia.

Guides and tools to support both employers and employees can be downloaded here .

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For an overview of flexible work arrangements in the Queensland public sector download the brochure.

The Equilibrium Challenge aims to advance the take up of flexible work practices in order to allow people to achieve greater equilibrium in their lives.

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  • be the primary carer of a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet the Paid Parental Leave work test
  • meet the Paid Parental Leave income test
  • be on leave or not working from the time you become your child's primary carer until the end of your Paid Parental Leave period

If you are an employer, further information can be found here.

Dad and Partner Pay supports dads or partners to care for a newborn or recently adopted child with up to two weeks government funded pay. Eligibility requirements include:

  • provide care for a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet a work and income test
  • be on unpaid leave or not working while getting the payment
  • make a claim within 52 weeks of the child’s birth or adoption.

For further information about government payments and services for families visit the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Flexible Working Tip Sheets

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