Month: April 2014

Leila Cosgrove

Her schedule consists of running an art gallery, managing a bar, career counselling, helping with her fianc├ęs Mexican food business and doing a yoga course as well as looking after her two young children, three chickens and one cat. Nothing and no one, it seems, can stop Leila Cosgrove.

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Is extended childcare hurting our kids?

We all know women are able to take maternity leave and get paid for it with the current system allowing a mother to be paid at the minimum wage ($622.10) each week for 18 weeks. Australian employers are required to provide 12 months of unpaid leave to employees who have worked for at least 12 months prior to the parental leave period.

But is this enough?

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