The Education and Workforce Committee is calling for public submissions on the Holidays (Parent-Teacher Interview Leave)
Amendment Bill. This bill would amend the Holidays Act 2003 to allow workers with children to take four hours leave each
year to attend parent-teacher interviews.
Parent-teacher interviews are an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss children’s academic progress. These
interviews are often held during normal work hours, which can make it hard for working parents to attend.
This bill aims to help parents, their children, and employers by ensuring parents can attend these interviews during
normal working hours. It aims to benefit teachers as well, as it could prevent them from having to schedule interviews
outside of their work hours. The bill would allow for parents to take leave in a structured way that does not unduly
burden employers. Employees would be entitled to this leave as soon as they start work. The leave would be paid within
the pay-period that the leave was taken. This type of leave would not be paid out when an employee leaves their work
place.Tell the Education and Workforce Committee what you think
Make a submission
on the bill by midnight on 18 August 2021For more details about the bill: