I am about to go on maternity leave. What payment will I receive under the Australian Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme?
The Federal Government?s paid parental leave scheme, at the national minimum wage, is for a maximum of 18 weeks and can be received before, after or at the same time as your other entitlements, such as employer-funded paid parental leave. The current weekly amount is $589.30 and this amount is reviewed on 1 July every year. Refer to www.fairwork.gov.au