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1.2.1 PPL scheme objectives


The objectives of the PPL scheme are to:

  • signal that taking time out of the paid workforce to care for a child is part of the usual course of life and work for both parents, and
  • promote equality between men and women and balance between work and family life.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 1-1 Division 1A Objects of this Act

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