Parliament has recently passed a number of amendments related to the Federal Government's parental leave scheme, including changes to the FW Act which include the introduction of the concept of a keeping in touch day, which enables employees who are on unpaid parental leave to perform permissible paid work for short periods in order to assist with their return to work. The new provisions make it clear the performance of work does not break the continuity of the period of unpaid parental leave. Keeping in touch days require the consent of the employee and employer and are capped at a maximum of 10 days in any period of leave.