Small Business Concerns Important In Paid Paternity Leave Scheme
14 May 2010
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia's largest and most representative business organisation, has given evidence today to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee hearing into the Government's National Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
ACCI's Director of Workplace Policy David Gregory said in its evidence ACCI "welcomed the introduction of the Government's Scheme’ supports ‘other policy measures that are part of the overall work and family equation, such as adequate community child care facilities’, considers the Government-funded scheme ‘measured and consistent with what is affordable and necessary for an economy-wide Scheme of this nature’, and proposes ‘administration of the Government payment scheme through the Government agency rather than employer payrolls."
“There is an increasing convergence of views that red tape pressure on small business in particular needs to be reduced. Indications given by the ACTU in evidence this morning that unions would support sensible measures to take pressure off small business are a step in the right direction," David Gregory said.