The project is an evaluation of the Australian Government’s Dad and Partner Pay (DaPP) scheme. DaPP aims to create new opportunities for fathers and partners to bond with their newborn child, and allow them to take a larger share of caring responsibilities for their newborn children. The project involves assessment of leave uptake by fathers and partners, and other aspects of fathers and partners involvement with newborns, before and after DaPP’s commencement.


    • Monitor and evaluate the impacts of the DAPP program on fathers, mothers and partners

      Project team

      • Professor Bill Martin (UQ) - Project leader
      • Professor Marian Baird (University of Sydney)
      • Associate Professor Maria Zadoronyj (UQ)
      • Dr Belinda Hewitt (UQ)
      • Dr Mara Yerkes (UQ)
      • Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski (UQ)
      • Professor Gillian Whitehouse (UQ)

      Project details

      Duration: January 2012–January 2014

      Partners: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

      Funding: FaHCSIA

      Contact: Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski (