@Oblena yes Your partner could take the gvt PPL if you haven't used it all/at all and he is the primary carer.
And that is why i feel "entitled" for lack of a better word to the governments 18 week PPL.
Without it my only option is literally 4 weeks off then back to work. Then im expected to let someone else experience the first few months with my baby while i work and miss out.
Call me entitled but that isnt fair for me or my baby. 8 weeks wouldnt be possible cause i cant live off that.
Last edited by MummaCat; 10-05-2015 at 18:11.
I am not having children so an 18 year old working at a child care Centre can raise my child. I want children so I can raise them but the government will be making this impossible. The thought of leaving a new born at 10 weeks old with a stranger so I can go make money to keep the roof over our head saddens me beyond belief.
'Double dipping' could mean the difference between some parents being able to afford to have 6 months versus 3 months off.
Why do the budget savings have to come from the ****-knobs targeting the lower to middle class... ?They are so out of touch with the public they represent it's not funny.
I'm glad I will gain slightly under the childcare rebate but the cuts off show once again the Government really don't understand what their constituents are living through on a daily basis.
Who cares if it's double dipping if it means a mum can stay home with her new born longer? The government aren't looking at the bigger picture at all.
The four weeks isn't enough.
The 18weeks at min wage isn't enough unless you actually happen to be on minimum wage.
Neither are enough even when combined for a whole lot of women and what the govt is proposing is less than not enough. It's backwards.
It's saying that it's not important to allow women time to care for a baby.
That they should suck it up. Rely on their husbands if they want the "lifestyle choice" of caring for a little baby.
Never mind the fact that babies are the future economic drivers so that when the current generation retires there is still a workforce to pay for and deliver aged care and economic growth.
It's bad policy, it's a rollback of the landmark paid parental leave entitlements that were so hard fought for, and its at its absolute worst for single mothers.
As I said previously - what a thing to announce on Mother's Day.
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