Balancing Work and Family Survey

October 2003

A Business Council of Australia survey has revealed that Australia’s largest companies are leading the way in adopting strategies aimed at supporting working parents.

These policies and strategies include paid maternity and paternity leave, job-share schemes, work from home opportunities, assistance with childcare, phased return to work and family support services.

Sixty-eight BCA member companies, with a total of around 800,000 employees, participated in the Balancing Work and Family Survey.

The survey underlines a strong business case for companies to adopt and support policies aimed at enhancing work–family balance.