Oops I meant dole too, geez I've been on maternity leave too long 2 months in and I'm losing my brain.. And taiyed that's an awesome deal!!
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29-07-2012 20:53 #41Senior Member
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29-07-2012 21:05 #42
Totally for it and think its a good thing.
i have been employed with my employer for 14yrs and have had parental leave twice. My employer has been very supportive because of my knowledge, it is easier for me to take leave than get another person to fill my position.
29-07-2012 21:06 #43
29-07-2012 21:25 #44
Along with my husband, I am a small business owner of 2 fast food restaurants. Paying maternity leave to a full time employee could send us broke.
We pay above award wages, company tax, personal tax, superannuation and state payroll tax. Yes on paper we make some money but after paying our business debts and normal everyday expenses of raising our family times are tuff. The only reason we are doing this is because we are paying of assets that in 15 years may or may not pay off and DH and I can spend way more time with our children than the average family. Yes we are lucky but it is a HARD and sometimes depressing juggling act.
Our government has done nothing but make it hard to own small businesses.
29-07-2012 21:41 #45
All for it, any nation needs renewal of its population. And need to give its population the best possible way to raise their kids (education is the basis of everything).
I come from France where one's get 6 weeks prior to the birth + 10 weeks after the birth at full pay. After that, most of the women get back to work (which I think is great).
29-07-2012 21:43 #46Senior Member
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100% for government funded leave like baby bonus (as its paid now in fortnightly amounts) or ppl.
Not sure how I feel about private businesses hypothetically having to pay it. When I was pregnant, I worked for a med sized business and was 1 of 6 pregnant women. (80ish staff total), plus the business was downsizing due to a bad couple of years. If they had to pay 6 lots of mat leave it could have been really bad for them. If a company can afford it and offers it, I think it is really great as it can help the parent stay home with bubba longer than they may have been able to.
29-07-2012 21:50 #47
29-07-2012 22:43 #48Senior Member
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29-07-2012 23:02 #49
Sorry, businesses do have the choice. I didn't read OP properly before answering
I fully support government funded PPL and can see some merits in the baby bonus.
I also believe that families need to make sacrifices to raise their families. We are not one size fits all and if more of us lived within our means more mothers could stay at home with their babies for longer.
29-07-2012 23:32 #50
Im not against maternity leave - I think it's wise of companies to offer it to retain valuable staff.
I don't think businesses should be required to offer it because I think it would result in sex discrimination.
I definitely agree with PPL, baby bonus, parenting payments, ftb, etc
After all.... what better way to spend tax payers money than supporting future tax payers
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