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One of the best workplaces for new dads in Australia

03 DECEMBER 2019

We’ve been recognised for our flexible family care options

We’ve made the top 10 in a list of the best workplaces in Australia for new dads.

The list was compiled for the second year running by insurer HBF's website Direct Advice for Dads, with research consultancy CoreData analysing the secondary and primary carer paid leave policies of Australia's largest revenue-producing companies.
We were recognised for our flexible family care options, aimed at supporting an inclusive workplace and promoting a healthy work-life balance for families. 

Other companies that made the list include Telstra, Medibank Private, QBE, Mirvac and the ASX.
Rob Ward, Manager Business Development, said South32's parental leave policy had given him the chance to spend time as primary caregiver for his second child, a baby girl born in August.
"The process was simple with great support from my colleagues and leaders, though I can't say late night bottle feeds have gone as smoothly!" Rob said.
"Our little girl is three months old now and my partner has returned to work earlier than most.
"We're swapping some of the traditional roles as working parents but the support and flexibility from our employers has allowed us to juggle life and careers in a way that works for us."