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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    I agree but giving birth really doesn't take that long. Including recovery say 6 weeks worse case if having a c-section. A whole lot less for a standard no issue natural birth...

    Do you think the time should be cut dramatically but the pay increased??? Sorry not challenging you genuine question....
    Where would you suggest parents take their kids if that's all you think is needed since day care won't take children under 6 weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    And also saying you had to reduce your mortgage to cover your costs while you waited for it to come through?

    Perhaps you should've bought a smaller house in a cheaper suburb!
    What's your point? In the end my ppl didn't take that long to come through. I was just told by a centrelink lady that it would take ages which turned out not to be true. And yes I did reduce my mortgage for a bit but that would have been done regardless at one point or another because I wanted to take nearly 12 months off and I didn't have enough paid leave up my sleeve. It just happens that the false information from the centrelink lady caused me to apply sooner rather than later. Payments will rise above the original payments once the 6 months is up as the term of the loan stays the same.

    This isn't in inconsistent with what I have posted here. I support 18 weeks minimum wage ppl. Anything more and I think the onus is on the family involved to help top up their own leave by planning in advance. Yonks ago when I chose a mortgage I chose one that allowed temporary reduced payments when kids came along.... So I wouldn't need to downsize my house or buy in a cheaper suburb if I wanted to take extended mat leave.

    I hope that answers your questions? I am really struggling to figure out what your point is if it's not to stir..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post

    Still kicking hubby to go back there lol
    Kick a little harder!! (That sounds like a sweet deal although economically speaking I wouldn't support that policy here)

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    Not stirring. Just highlighting hypocrisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I'm confused.... If your taxable income under the new scheme is higher then you would be paying more tax on that? I can't believe 6 months full pay for everyone would be cheaper that the current plan...?
    Yes that's the point! In my case it is cheaper. I've received the current scheme. Im taking a year off (which happens to be financial year), I'm taking unpaid leave, plus this maternity leave ( work provided and government).
    We have tax deductions which puts my already low income this financial year to an even lower rate, so the government is paying me and they loose taxation revenue.
    Proposed scheme - my rate of pay but government will also get my tax rate.
    So the total cost to the government is actually less under new scheme thanks to tax revenue,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    I agree but giving birth really doesn't take that long. Including recovery say 6 weeks worse case if having a c-section. A whole lot less for a standard no issue natural birth...

    Do you think the time should be cut dramatically but the pay increased??? Sorry not challenging you genuine question....
    I had issues after my natural birth that I was requiring medical attention for. My recovery was slow and painful.
    The proposed scheme also allows women to breast feed longer ( if they can) as they will be home with bub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    I agree but giving birth really doesn't take that long. Including recovery say 6 weeks worse case if having a c-section. A whole lot less for a standard no issue natural birth...

    Do you think the time should be cut dramatically but the pay increased??? Sorry not challenging you genuine question....
    I believe a fair situation would be 4 to 6 months paid at minimum 75% of salary (capped to a certain amount) + super.

    Having children is not really a lifestyle choice. It is our human condition.
    But women wear the cost physically and financially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not stirring. Just highlighting hypocrisy.
    Either highlight where my views in this thread are inconsistent with the other thread or zip it/accept the title of stirrer.

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    Sorry if you've answered this VP (I'm popping in and out of this thread casually) - why is it that you support 18 weeks? It's about 4.5 months so not long before the 6 month breast feeding recommendations..

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