*insert shocked face here*
Quote from TA, speaking to reporters in Canada about his proposed PPL :
''Let's not forget that this is a policy we took not to one but to two elections and let's not forget that this is fundamentally a matter of justice for the women of our country, for the mothers and for the parents of our country,'' he said at a media conference.
''Why should people be paid at their real wage when they go on holidays, when they take long service leave, when they have sick leave and then be paid effectively a welfare wage when they go on parental leave?
''It just doesn't make sense and it is my fundamental conviction that parental leave is not a welfare entitlement, it's a workplace entitlement, and that's why I'm sticking with the policy we've got.''