Release type: Joint Media Release


Albanese Government to scrap ParentsNext program


Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher
Minister for Finance
Minister for Women
Minister for the Public Service
The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
Minister for the Arts

Women around the country have been telling us that the former Government’s ParentsNext program is punitive, counterproductive and causes harm.
At the election we committed to listen to women’s experiences and make decisions that make their lives better and fairer. 
That’s why we will abolish ParentsNext from 1 July 2024.
As a first step, from 5 May 2023, we will immediately pause all compulsory requirements for participants in ParentsNext.
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