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    Default Anyone know if the baby bonus budget cut is going to affect paid parental leave??

    Hi everyone,

    Had a bit of a panic attack today when DH told me that the baby bonus was being lowered for 2nd and 3rd children. I'm currently pregnant with #3 and work full time, so my question is about the baby bonus' alternative, that being, paid parental leave. Anyone know if consequently the length of time or current fortnightly payments are going to be lowered? Can't find anything on the net, despite some hardy trawling... I was banking on using my annual leave and the 18 weeks paid parental leave to take 5.5 months off with the kiddies before going back. I've done all my planning and budgeting based on the $606 per week (before tax) any lower than that and I'm going to have to go back sooner because we just can't sustain our rent and bills otherwise.


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    Not 100% sure but I think it's only the baby bonus that will be lowered, i don't think there are any changes (yet) to the Paid Parental Leave.

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    Paid parental will always sit at the minimum wage rate so it shouldn't be lowered.

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    If you actually read the budget it is only the baby bonus being lowered it specifically states in there that paid parental leave will remain the same.

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    No the PPL won't be lowered, it's the reward for all the *good mums* doing the right thing by working (in the eyes of the Labour government). If anything, this is the start of the baby bonus complete phase out and PPL will be expected to replace it entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    No the PPL won't be lowered, it's the reward for all the *good mums* doing the right thing by working (in the eyes of the Labour government). If anything, this is the start of the baby bonus complete phase out and PPL will be expected to replace it entirely.
    I was really offended at your post till i re read it and i hope you just mean that as a tounge in cheek type comment, not that your actually upset that ppl isnt being lowered as well.....
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    Default Re: Anyone know if the baby bonus budget cut is going to affect paid parental leave??

    Pll is NOT a 'reward' for being a 'good' mum, it was introduced as a way to give mums an opportunity to stay at home in a babies early life but keep their working positions still,

    The bb is NOT a reward for sitting on your **** having s e x.

    It was introduced as a way of encouraging australians to produce more children as our population was not growing at a rate which would support our baby boomers in old age,

    It was a way of encouraging people to decide to have more children as due to work / financial reasons people were often only having one or two children (hense the tag one for mum, one for dad and one for the country)
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    Default Anyone know if the baby bonus budget cut is going to affect paid parental leave??

    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    No the PPL won't be lowered, it's the reward for all the *good mums* doing the right thing by working (in the eyes of the Labour government). If anything, this is the start of the baby bonus complete phase out and PPL will be expected to replace it entirely.
    Really? Well I must not be a good mum then despite spending the last year off with child attending multiple specialist appointments a day. Maybe I should just put in daycare full time. Especially since he struggles so much with 2 x 6 hour respite days now

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    ~sigh~

    I don't think she meant that at all, just saying that the government seems to value working mothers over SAHMs? I think?

    The two aren't comparable.

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