The issue of an adequate national system of paid maternity leave is one of the major issues for working families. S4W felt it was critical that women and their organisations make an informed comment to the Productivity Commission on the options in the draft Report.
S4W and NFAW provided the opportunity for national consultation throughout all the states, for women to comment and express their views on the options and respond to the Commission. Marie Coleman (NFAW) carried out a “road show” nationally. A summary of the Commission draft report and a proforma was drafted to assist in sending comments to the Commission.