TOTALLY for it.
The company I worked for had a 16 week at full pay policy long before I started, which was YEARS before the government bought their PPL policy in.
They've altered that now so you can take up to a year, but 16 weeks of full pay is pretty awesome. PLUS we still qualify for the government's parental leave scheme.
Totally for it. The more women/men who can stay at home with their child in that first year at least the better. AND mums are more likely to come back to that company after leave if they know they have that support.
I'm for it, it's the only assistance the govt has ever provided me and when it finishes i will return back to the workforce and continue to make contributions to the community and govt by paying my huge amount of tax every fortnight
for ppl against it what's the difference between paid maternity leave and ppl in the doll? the only thing I can think of is that ppl on paid mat leave actually contribute to the community and pay taxes opposed to those that 'barely try' to obtain work
Totally for it. It is so refreshing that the government is starting to support working families more. I agree that it should be at least six months to help with bf rates and believe that the baby bonus should be scrapped for sahm that already receive government support in order to accommodate this change. At the end if the day it is about helping babies to have the best start possible. But I am not in charge, so doesn't really matter!
For it. It cost my employer thousands to train me, their flexibility and ppl will retain me and their investment.
Totally for it, if you go to work pay your taxes you should definitely be entitled to it... Feels like you get a little bit back. Nothing annoys me more when ppl are on the doll and keep having kids once their youngest is at school so they don't have to go back to work. As already mentioned if I pay my $17000 in tax a year I deserve to get something back!!!
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