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Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave

Personal responses and views

The Commission has received a large number of personal responses and views from private individuals, expressing opinions on paid parental leave and advising of their experiences. Some are in the form of public submissions, while many others were received as unsigned emails.

These are providing a valuable source of information about the variety of people's personal responses to the matters raised by this inquiry. They are being considered by the Commissioners and staff, and will be drawn upon in the preparation of the inquiry report.

To aid transparency and ease of reading by others with an interest in this inquiry, the Commission is placing the text of a selection of those emails on this web page. In most cases, the authors are not named. Responses of a confidential nature have been withheld, as has any identifying material in the text.

To aid readability, some minor formatting has been undertaken.

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