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    Default Changes to paid parental leave

    Hi all,
    My partner and I are planning to start trying to fall pregnant soon and I was wondering about Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme that is meant to be starting 1/7/2015. I am wondering if you were to have a baby a couple of months before it comes in, where you would stand with your paid leave and if you could get it? I saw the the current centrelink leave you can apply for within the baby's first year. Does anyone know how it might work with the change over? Obviously I don't really want to put off getting pregnant (if we happen to be lucky enough to fall pregnant on the first try with IUI!) but it would be a big shame to miss out on this much money!!

    keen to hear your thoughts.

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    I believe it would be for babies born after this date only. That's how the last change-over worked

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    I wouldn't bank on this policy it's highly unlikely to ever come to fruition. And yes it would be only for baby's born after that date

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    With any changes to baby bonus & maternity leave schemes that the government control they choose a date and once its set thats it only bubs bornon or after that date are eligible and ones born before are subject to whatever the rates are beforehand

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    I was so worried about this too. Our baby is due in oct. Thank god we have the baby before this comes into effect.

    Does anyone know if it is capped at the 100k combined salary or only the salary of the mothers like the current parental leave?

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    Mothers salary

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    Phew!

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    I still am not sure it will go through.

    Certainly not if that deficit tax comes through and if they start charging high income earners to use public schools!

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    Yea an absolute joke all these new taxes they are bringing in.
    Everything is becoming so unaffordable now.

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    It's all just talk at the moment.

    If they did bring in that new >80k tax thing then that's where the money will be coming from to fund the new paid parental leave scheme (assuming that also happens... I thought it was just said to get elected).

    Here you go women. Take at least six months off after having a baby, and then if you do decide to return to work let me add in an extra incentive of taxing you more... Is he trying to keep women at home??


 

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