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PM announces extension of work place plan for new parents


Julia Gillard has announced plans to extend Australia's flexible work laws to mums and dads returning from parental leave.

Ahead of her return to Australia from Queenstown, Ms Gillard said her government would also be detailing plans this week to help workers confronted with a roster change.

"[We will] talk about ways in which we can help working people if they're faced with a roster change.

"People make all sorts of arrangements for work, knowing what their roster is, building their child care around it and when rosters change that can be very difficult.

"During the course of the week we will b...