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    Fingers crossed! Bub due early September, so provided they stick with changing things next year, I should be ok.

    Still angry on behalf of all the women this could affect!

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    Many women pick careers and employers for their maternity or family packages. I know I did when I started my degree and when I started working.



    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    I can see why people don't want others to get two lots of PPL but a lot of people stay with their current employer purely for those conditions, where they could earn more money in another sector. For me, i'll be a loss i'll have to suck up, especially as i'm likely to have another costly high risk pregnancy. Last time i had to give up work at 16 weeks to go on bed rest, so the PPL on top of my work mat leave was a big help. I think taking it away is really going to disadvantage a lot of women and they'll have to return to work earlier.
    I totally agree. I have been with the same employer for over 10 years, and in 3 countries. Part of the reason I have stayed with them is for their above average benefits packages - despite being able to earn more elsewhere.

    Why penalise women who are getting that "extra" PPL that they have worked hard for? It really sh**ts me that we can't support all women and the entitlements (hate that term) which they've earned.

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    I really take offence at the term "double dipping"- implying I'm a welfare cheat or something. I am not cheating the system- I am using both my ppl and paid maternity leave in conjunction together like it was initially designed for.

    I'm so glad that my little accident occurred now....

    Tony Abbott and his cronies are now showing their true colours. Makes me sick. "Double dipping" my @rse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    Sorry but to me that last bit is part of the problem for many women who WANT to take time out to be at home with their kids as they are so disadvantaged when they want to go back to work. Its the same with discrimination against older people. Loss of productivity because of these narrow views that older people and mums who are out of the workforce for years are now only good for the scrap heap or unskilled labour. It really gets me soooooo mad!!! I totally support parental leave the better and longer and quality affordable childcare, but I so wish people could address this other issue ingrained in our psyche that we are useless if we waste our time raising children or growing old! I want to work when my kids are at school I see no valid reason that I should be only able for an entry level job!!! Sure I might need some help getting skills up to date but to write me off for daring to take time out of the workforce is making me MAD AS HELL!!!!!!!!!! But ironically more determined to prove you and the other naysayers wrong. ������

    ditto, Ive been a sahp for 5 years now, gearing up to returning to work before my youngest starts school (because thats what I want to do) and my studies that I am undertaking in the next 12-18 months will have me return to a higher pay (and thus higher tax) than I was previously earning,
    previously I was in 'unskilled' / 'very low pay' work,
    I will be skilled when I return and intent is to continue my studies while working if I can and slowly push my way up the ladder,

    I think I'd have been not a very good employee when my babies were little, I was so constantly sleep deprived I could barely string a sentence together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I really take offence at the term "double dipping"- implying I'm a welfare cheat or something. I am not cheating the system- I am using both my ppl and paid maternity leave in conjunction together like it was initially designed for.

    I'm so glad that my little accident occurred now....

    Tony Abbott and his cronies are now showing their true colours. Makes me sick. "Double dipping" my @rse.
    Didn't Joe Hockey say "it's basically fraud". Lovely.

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    So is it "double dipping" or fraud if you didn't earn an income for the financial leave ( as you were on unpaid maternity leave) and got other benefits instead? Maybe your work pay was paid the financial year before,

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    Is this actually going to come in??? Bullsh.t
    I get 12wks paid from employer but do I want to go back to qork after 12weeks? God no.. That would be torture. I get that benefit from work. I pay my high tax and deserve to get something back for once. I wouldnt be touching anyone elses taxpayer dollars but my own I pay each year.. Not even half of it actually. Im so angry at myself that I voted for this dhead!!!! Only because of what he promised for the ppl the first time. I hope this doesn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim85 View Post
    Is this actually going to come in??? Bullsh.t
    I get 12wks paid from employer but do I want to go back to qork after 12weeks? God no.. That would be torture. I get that benefit from work. I pay my high tax and deserve to get something back for once. I wouldnt be touching anyone elses taxpayer dollars but my own I pay each year.. Not even half of it actually. Im so angry at myself that I voted for this dhead!!!! Only because of what he promised for the ppl the first time. I hope this doesn't happen.
    I feel the same way. I can't believe I actually voted for him. Never again. I'll have to take my 12 weeks maternity leave part time, just so I can be off work for longer. What a tosser

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim85 View Post
    Is this actually going to come in??? Bullsh.t
    I get 12wks paid from employer but do I want to go back to qork after 12weeks? God no.. That would be torture. I get that benefit from work. I pay my high tax and deserve to get something back for once. I wouldnt be touching anyone elses taxpayer dollars but my own I pay each year.. Not even half of it actually. Im so angry at myself that I voted for this dhead!!!! Only because of what he promised for the ppl the first time. I hope this doesn't happen.
    Another who voted based on the 6 months at my rate of pay bull****. Hey I would be happy to not get employer and have 6 months at my rate of pay

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