Had a bit of a panic attack today when DH told me that the baby bonus was being lowered for 2nd and 3rd children. I'm currently pregnant with #3 and work full time, so my question is about the baby bonus' alternative, that being, paid parental leave. Anyone know if consequently the length of time or current fortnightly payments are going to be lowered? Can't find anything on the net, despite some hardy trawling... I was banking on using my annual leave and the 18 weeks paid parental leave to take 5.5 months off with the kiddies before going back. I've done all my planning and budgeting based on the $606 per week (before tax) any lower than that and I'm going to have to go back sooner because we just can't sustain our rent and bills otherwise.
If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated