Yeah I kind of get the maternity leave thing but even current payslips don't mean someone couldn't quit soon anyway. I'm more annoyed about the self employment bit. I asked the lady if someone made $100000 a year at a company but only $200 p.a in a side business would it be the same. She said of course they would take the $100000 into account but they would still say the person is self employed and the $200 would be considered the principal income. Really??? That sounds utterly ridiculous.