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Know your rights and responsibilities: pregnancy and parenting in Australia

Having a baby is one of the biggest events in someone’s life. It comes with a lot of physical and emotional changes. It can be a joyful, happy time, but it can also be complicated, confusing and overwhelming, especially if you are living overseas away from your family and regular supports.

If you or your partner are pregnant or considering starting a family, it is important that you have access to comprehensive and factual information about the implications of pregnancy while participating in labour mobility, including your workplace rights and responsibilities, potential costs involved, visa conditions, medical and health insurance requirements. This information will assist you in making an informed decision for you and your family. Read this factsheet to learn more.