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It's been revealed that 70% of new parents that claim the government paid parental leave scheme have been on incomes ranging from $20,000 to $70,000.

Only 3% of those that claimed it were earning above $120,000. Anyone claiming the government PPL scheme is not some 'double dipper' claiming free handouts, but instead they're new mothers and fathers who genuinely need the support and this scheme was designed to help.

While the government has conceded it won't be able to cut the scheme in the way they wanted to, social services minister Christian Porter has left open the option to revisit changes to PPL after the election.

The government clearly continues to understand how important paid parental leave is to new parents and reconsider who they try to squeeze money out of.

See more: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/majority-of-new-mums-using-paid-parental-leave-scheme-are-low-and-middle-income-earners/news-story/b4f204cdb03bcb1fa804e81d161ea131

Sign the petition: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/time-together-time-to-grow-support-paid-parental-leave

 

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