Monday, May 11, 2015

Budget 2015: Paid Parental leave

Should new mothers lose access to the Federal Government's Paid Parental Leave if they get maternity leave through their employer?

Is it double dipping as the Government suggests?

Most people I asked today indicated that it is right to lose access if women get PPL from the employer. This is is consistent with some web polls conducted by news organisations today showing that up to 65% of respondents chose "Yes".

The original scheme was designed to let women "complement" their employer scheme with the government's one but with this loophole removed the government is going to save close to $1 billion with its cut to PPL entitlements from July 2016 and the budget needs the savings.

What do you think?

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