Parental Leave Payments - 2014
Families with new born babies can expect an increase in parental leave payments from 1 July 2014.
The maximum amount of parental leave payment for eligible employees will increase from $488.17 to $504.10 a week. To work out if you're eligible for paid parental leave, and what payment you'll receive, use the online paid parental leave calculator below.
The minimum amount of parental leave payment for self-employed persons will also increase, from $137.50 to $142.50 a week.
The maximum rate is reviewed every year to account for any increase in average weekly earnings.
Under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987, parents eligible for the scheme are entitled to up to 14 weeks paid leave at a rate calculated on the basis of their average weekly earnings.