The govt ppl is minimum wage.
Compare it to the average Aust wage and it lasts half that time so you're talking 9 weeks. Earn anything above the average wage and it lasts even less time.
Under the current scheme if you're Mrs Average on the average wage and get 4 weeks from your employer, the govt scheme brings you to a total of 13 weeks - that's hardly a nice long holiday.
Assuming you stop at 37 weeks which is pretty widely recommended, that's putting a ten week old in childcare.
If it's your first and the baby is a week late, that's a 9 week old in childcare.
How is that good for the baby's development, the mothers recovery or the workforce?