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    PPL is about funding the time that a women has to take off because she has a uterus and need to birth a baby.

    The same way that you are funding the time an employee has to take off to care for a sick child, or because the employee is sick itself.

    Funding and length of PPL can be discussed but it should and will be based on income.
    It's about time really!

    ETA this PPL would protect women on lower and medium income. High income earner (including me) already have wage replacement PPL and might lose on the proposed scheme.
    It is just unfair that those less fortunate to work for smaller businesses do not get the same treatment for maternity. That is the real divide between working women
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    NOTE- this isn't a my tax post!!

    Funding isn't from the general pool of tax dollars, it is from a special levy charged to high revenue earning businesses, therefore it isn't being taken away from any other service.

    I would like to point out that women are still obligated to pay tax on ppl. On minimum wage the amount of tax revenue gained would be significantly less than when providing women a replacement wage. Replacement wages allows them to meet their financial obligations and contribute back to society.

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    I haven't been following this closely but has the government or anyone else explained why the policy needs to take existing ppl away from high income earners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I haven't been following this closely but has the government or anyone else explained why the policy needs to take existing ppl away from high income earners?
    @Sonja there has not been any word on this for a while. Not sure what the deal is with this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    @Sonja there has not been any word on this for a while. Not sure what the deal is with this idea.
    Interesting. I wouldn't support this policy if they take away existing benefits without a very good explanation.

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    Nothing will happen in the short term.

    TA mentioned yesterday that "PPL will take second place to other gvt promises".

    "The scheme is scheduled to start mid-2015 so there is quite a lot of time to put legislation in parliament."

    "instead the government's priorities are repealing the carbon and mining taxes and getting its first budget through the parliament."

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    So much for being their ace card

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    I'm no fan of the herald sun by this piece of opinion is just awesome!!

    Please read

    "Debate the cost but don’t question the value of paid parental leave"
    http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/opini...-1226957927437

    PS @kw123 I think you may have a pm inbox issue
    Meh. It's wordy and isn't going to convince any non believers. It centres around the concept "parenting is valuable work". Well no $hit lady! She would have been better off going through the pros and cons of women receiving 6 months full paid parental leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Meh. It's wordy and isn't going to convince any non believers. It centres around the concept "parenting is valuable work". Well no $hit lady! She would have been better off going through the pros and cons of women receiving 6 months full paid parental leave.
    Easy there's no cons!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Easy there's no cons!!
    How about (for starters) big business getting the $hits and taking their business (and jobs) overseas?

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