Comparison of Paid Parental Leave policies
Labor’s Paid Parental Leave scheme gives new parents 18 weeks’ pay at the National Minimum Wage. This is a modest scheme that targets assistance to women on low and middle incomes. About 75 per cent of parents receiving Labor’s paid parental leave scheme are on incomes of between $10,000 and $70,000 a year. It should be noted that Australia has one of the least generous PPL schemes in the developed world, so while Labor has promised not to cut PPL - they are sticking with a disappointing status quo.
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Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition has said that, if he wins the election, he will cut the amount of government-funded PPL paid to new mums, who also receive employer-funded PPL. This will cost families up to $11,800 per child. It will mean new mums are forced back to work earlier, and get less time with their newborn babies.
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