I would love the new PPL to go through. I am the sole income earner of our household & hubby is not well enough to answer to centerlinks demands so
we are putting off TTC until November. I'm probably only $200 to $300 per week over minimum wage but it's a huge percentage of my income.
I'm glad he has reduced the threshold to $100k, it wouldn't be fair for this not to pass just because it's his way or the highway. And maybe big business should be exempt from the tax/levy if they supply all employees with their own generous PPL, I work for a very large retailer & have done for 10 years and they do nothing to encourage you back to work, if anything you fear your job being taken while your gone.
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30-04-2014 15:40 #41
30-04-2014 17:04 #42
The aim of the proposed PpL scheme is for all working parents to have the same rights to paid parental leave - whether you work for a large company or a small start up is irrelevant.
They want to overrule any current private arrangement that larger business may have.
Therefore the big companies will save on these costs which will partially offset the new tax.
30-04-2014 18:59 #43
I find myself wondering who these big companies are who offer such generous PPL I mean really, is it only the corporate management type positions that offer that or are there some big companies that offer ALL of their employees something better than the minimum wage?
30-04-2014 19:18 #44
30-04-2014 19:46 #45
I'm on about 150k and my employer has no ppl scheme. No payments just 12 months leave without pay. Not everyone on high income has employers that also pay paid mat leave. For the record I think what's in place now is sufficient.
30-04-2014 22:06 #46
I get 14 weeks through my current employer. My 3 pregnant friends all got between 12 and 14 weeks.
It doesn't seem very fair to me that women in smaller companies or companies less interested in gender equality get nothing.
But hey! I think I'm going to stop fighting for a benefit that I already have if those that don't have it are not interested in getting it.
01-05-2014 08:58 #47
I think the current scheme we have is fair for all women. This can obviously be built upon and improved but I don't think it's fair for the govt to pay one woman $25,000 and another $75,000 for the same thing. Fair enough if they get those entitlements through their work, but not ok when it's the govt paying for it. That's a huge difference and once again it's the well off that benefit the most. Besides the fact that it will cost billions more than the current scheme, while at the same time they want to raise taxes and cut welfare to those who need it.
01-05-2014 09:45 #48
universities and the public service all offer amazing mat leave arrangements.
I'm at a uni and I get 26 weeks full pay and I can take up to 2 years off and still have my job to come back to, or at least a job that pays the same.
It doesn't matter if you're an entry level admin person or in senior management.
There are organizations out there, you just need to find them. I purposely applied for uni jobs for this exact reason. I was 27, knew I would get married and have kids within 5 years of being there. I HATE my job with a passion, but its a sacrifice in willing to make for the benefits and the flexibility I now have with 1 child and 1 on the way.
I'm just very lucky I got the job I did, but I'd recommend doing the same to anyone who wants a family friendly workplace.
01-05-2014 09:59 #49
It's not the government paying for it - they just facilitate the payment and the policy.
It's paid by big companies.
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01-05-2014 10:02 #50
To add while I appreciate what I get from the government, its completely over the top as it is,,let alone the new scheme.
Unfortunately, IMO its more so part of Abotts plan to keep women at home with the kids rather than at work - just a theory.
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