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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    @lilypily do you oppose the new scheme?
    Yes because I think the one existing already is fair enough. Tony Abbott was on god only knows when he thought of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    @VicPark the current plan is certainly not sufficient. It is still unfair and discriminatory.

    At a minimum, super contributions need to be added to current plan.

    However I agree that proposed PPL is far too generous.
    We have to agree to disagree. I think the current plan is sufficient, to some extent families have to take responsibility for partially funding their own mat leave. And receiving super when you're not working is a bit people-owe-me-a-livingish. Just my two cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    No it won't, in many cases like mine the current scheme means that my taxable income for the year is very low, the proposed scheme it remains the same.

    Current - low income = low tax paid
    Proposes - standard income = normal tax paid.

    I can tell you that the difference is significant and the current scheme is (in my case) costing the government more when you take into consideration loss of tax revenue.
    I'm confused.... If your taxable income under the new scheme is higher then you would be paying more tax on that? I can't believe 6 months full pay for everyone would be cheaper that the current plan...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelbel86 View Post
    I would be interested to know the incomes of the ppl that oppose the scheme. I fall in the higher end of the income bracket and am not eligible for the tax benefits and allowances currently . Under the new scheme I would be able to get income for 6 months to stay home with Bub.
    I'm in the higher bracket and would get lots more $ under the new scheme. But I think it's a rort/crock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    We have to agree to disagree. I think the current plan is sufficient, to some extent families have to take responsibility for partially funding their own mat leave. And receiving super when you're not working is a bit people-owe-me-a-livingish. Just my two cents...
    I see where you are coming from but paid maternity leave should be considered as other leave (annual leave, long service leave, carer leave, sick leave, etc).

    You are not not working - you are just on leave
    Most paid maternity leave plan provided by large companies (if not all?) include superannuation.
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    Women take years out the workforce. No super contributions in that time. Retirement comes. Females have hundreds of thousands less in super than male counterparts purely because of biology/societal norms.

    Who will support them? Not the govt! Not our generation anyway. Ah yes the men folk and our children!

    It's a huge issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    We have to agree to disagree. I think the current plan is sufficient, to some extent families have to take responsibility for partially funding their own mat leave. And receiving super when you're not working is a bit people-owe-me-a-livingish. Just my two cents...
    Receiving super while you're on maternity leave is planning for the future and cutting the drain when it comes time to either getting a pension or being able to self fund retirement. Why should women be the ones penalized long term when both parents are having the child, not just the woman?

    It's not like these mums are just sitting around at home they are raising the next generation of tax payers.

    I have no issue with the current plan other than I think it should be for the full six months and not 18 weeks, and it should include super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Women take years out the workforce. No super contributions in that time. Retirement comes. Females have hundreds of thousands less in super than male counterparts purely because of biology/societal norms.

    Who will support them? Not the govt! Not our generation anyway. Ah yes the men folk and our children!

    It's a huge issue.
    A year per kid over a 40 year career isn't much. If women have more than a years leave per kid that's their right but gee they can't expect to get reimbursed for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    A year per kid over a 40 year career isn't much. If women have more than a years leave per kid that's their right but gee they can't expect to get reimbursed for it.
    It shouldn't be any difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Women take years out the workforce. No super contributions in that time. Retirement comes. Females have hundreds of thousands less in super than male counterparts purely because of biology/societal norms.

    Who will support them? Not the govt! Not our generation anyway. Ah yes the men folk and our children!

    It's a huge issue.
    It's not like women are left in the lurch.

    If women are still with their hubbies they get support through their super. If they have split from their hubbies then they are entitle to a share of the super that accrued while they were together.


 

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