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Reverse the cuts to Paid Parental Leave

We are calling on the Liberal National Government to stand up for working families and reverse the savage and unexpected cuts to Paid Parental Leave.

Working mums and dads are far from rorters, fraudsters and double dippers, they are hardworking people who should receive paid leave to spend time with their precious newborns.

Thanks to the Liberals paid parental leave back-flip on none other than Mother’s Day, 80,000 families now face losing $11,500 from their household budget.

Access to 26 weeks paid parental leave is backed by experts as optimal for the health and well-being of mothers, babies and families, and to support increased participation of mothers in the workforce to boost our economy.

It simply doesn't make social or economic sense to cut paid parental leave. 

It’s time to stop the attacks on working parents – will you sign the petition calling on Treasurer Scott Morrison to reverse the cuts to Paid Parental Leave?

For more information on the cuts head over to our activist HQ where you can download resources and help spread the word that a fully funded government Paid Parental Leave scheme matters.

 

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Johanna Pardoe

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kelly-anne cassidy

| 2015-05-21 10:55:11 +1000

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The World Health Organisation recommends six months paid leave so women can care for their babies. What does the Australian government have against families, mothers, women and babies? This is bad policy.

| 2015-05-21 10:31:51 +1000

Ridiculous

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| 2015-05-21 10:02:53 +1000

this can not happen, its very unfair on those who actually add to this country, and its a complete back flip

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Lynette Edwards

| 2015-05-21 09:38:00 +1000

The paid parental leave entitlement was a progressive step forward to ensure that mother’s could spend the expert-recommended 26 weeks with their infants. It is utterly disappointing to have this public health initiative made out to be mothers ‘rorting’ the system. Let’s reduce the super tax concessions instead, which in terms of government expenditure is now equal with the pension! This is the real rort.

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Lillian Tanner

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Vanessa Sultmann

| 2015-05-21 09:02:59 +1000

| 2015-05-21 09:02:00 +1000

The clear intention of the original Paid Parental Leave scheme was to top up any employer provided maternity leave benefits so reversing this is completely unacceptable.
The WHO recommends that mothers and babies have AT LEAST six months of undisturbed time together in order to promote optimal health for the infant – this is an economic benefit in the long term as such infants are less likely to need government assistance later in life.

| 2015-05-21 09:00:17 +1000

What a huge backflip. Just goes to show how shallow Tony Abbott is. Say anything for votes to get elected, then back to business as usual for Liberals.

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What the Abbott Government is proposing is self-ridicule of their own election promises. Can’t wait to vote them out.

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The Liberal National Government is attempting the unthinkable by ripping away the federally funded Paid Parental Leave entitlement from over half of expectant parents who already have an employer funded scheme.

Before the election the Liberal party promised new mums a fully funded Paid Parental Leave that would allow them to spend six months at home with their new babies. Now they've back-flipped on this promise and plan to tear away even the 18 weeks they currently receive from the government.   

Providing new mums and babies with ample bonding time is critically important for the child's development. Don't let the Liberals take this away from families. 

Will you sign the petition and call on Treasurer Scott Morrison to reverse the cuts to Paid Parental Leave?

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