Does anyone else think that this new dad and partners govt leave is a little bit ridiculous for anyone earning over $60k a year?
The condition is your partner must take unpaid leave from work and they will give you $606 before tax per week for 2 weeks.
The income test is a max $150k per year.
Now my DH's wage is under this but still higher than min wage. I work part time on about a very low income.
But with a toddler, mortgage and car repayments, as well as just standard bills, and another a baby on the way, there isn't very much (in fact very little) left in the kitty each week.
So even though we meet the income test, there is no way my DH could ever afford to take 2 weeks unpaid leave when the govt payment doesn't even match half his weekly wage.
After arguments about this with family today, am I the only one who feels this way?