I don't really see a need for paid maternity leave tbh.
Shoot me down all you want. I think women should have their jobs held for them, but not paid at a full rate, and certainly not by the government. Perhaps an alternate payment should be offered... but why is Abbott supporting this and where is this money coming from? Isn't he b*tching about debt... surely this would only guarantee more debt?
Given we have crappy health care, crappy education, crappy everything really... this isn't something we're in a position to afford.
Last edited by SassyMummy; 19-08-2013 at 18:31.
I heard Fran Kelly interview the head of the small business council this morning, they are behind it as they say it supports small business to support families in the work force. I think it's a win for small business.
Forget the election and the cost, say we could afford to give all women 6 months at home without having to get back to work, do people think maternity leave is beneficial to families and children? Is this not something we should value as a society?
I think it should only apply where a person isn't already receiving paid maternity leave from their employer. Wen I had my last paid maternity leave I received close to 5 months full pay which I could elect to take at half pay for 10 months. That was not my full time wage equivalent. It was my pro rated pay for 4 months. That was an exceptionally large sum of money. To then turn around and pay another $75k once this had ended would be insanity.
I think if someone is already lucky enough to be able to receive paid maternity leave the government shouldn't be topping it up with minimum or any sort of other ppl. That part of it I don't get.
Yeah I was wondering about the impact on employer PPL benefits as well, for women who earn over $150k in particular.
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