Compare Paid Parental Leave policies

Comparison of Paid Parental Leave policies 

Labor Party 

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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Liberal Party

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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