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    Esp as PPL was designed to top up employer schemes. It was supposed to be the baseline. Not the ceiling.

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    I'm aware it's min wage and it's not much. def not enough to pay the mortgage but it's better than nothing.

    I don't feel I'm getting a "crap deal" either, I actually expect nothing in terms of payments for having a baby. that was my choice and my choice to finance accordingly. therefore 18 weeks ppl is better than nothing so in very grateful for it.

    for those who do receive employer funded ppl, how many are not government employed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    what's the deal with having to disclose how long you'll take off? isn't that standard practice to tell your employer how long you'll be off for?
    For me it extended my time off with my babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Esp as PPL was designed to top up employer schemes. It was supposed to be the baseline. Not the ceiling.
    You agreeing with me again Rose?
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    I could always put my two in ft cc and return to work but that too would be a burden on the system. My friend recently had twins, she's entitled to employer ppl, govt ppl and a bb. You must really dislike her type, the 'tripple dipper'. I for one am not govt employed (so it isnt as though my entire mat leave is tax payer funded). I don't expect any financial assistance in raising my children but I don't exactly see anyone turning it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I'm aware it's min wage and it's not much. def not enough to pay the mortgage but it's better than nothing.

    I don't feel I'm getting a "crap deal" either, I actually expect nothing in terms of payments for having a baby. that was my choice and my choice to finance accordingly. therefore 18 weeks ppl is better than nothing so in very grateful for it.

    for those who do receive employer funded ppl, how many are not government employed?
    I specifically opted to work for an employer who offered ppl rather than work for another organisation that offers say an annual bonus or travel over ppl as retention scheme. I don't think I should be penalised because I happen to work somewhere that offers it

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I'm aware it's min wage and it's not much. def not enough to pay the mortgage but it's better than nothing.

    I don't feel I'm getting a "crap deal" either, I actually expect nothing in terms of payments for having a baby. that was my choice and my choice to finance accordingly. therefore 18 weeks ppl is better than nothing so in very grateful for it.

    for those who do receive employer funded ppl, how many are not government employed?
    I'm not government employed either. I don't see it as double dipping, merely claiming what I was entitled too. With my DD, I took my employer leave followed by govt leave and took more time off.

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    Default Has the double dipping rule passed?

    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    I specifically opted to work for an employer who offered ppl rather than work for another organisation that offers say an annual bonus or travel over ppl as retention scheme. I don't think I should be penalised because I happen to work somewhere that offers it
    As many do. No company cars, no gym memberships, no annual bonuses. Maternity leave though, we can target that and call you a fraud for accessing something you're entitled to.

    Right before PPL was introduced you'd get $5k baby bonus. As thousands of women did for years, regardless of their employer schemes. No one targeted those women though.
    Last edited by Clementine Grace; 14-03-2016 at 20:27.

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    Default Has the double dipping rule passed?

    I'm not overly passionate about whether the 'double dipping' rule gets passed or not, however:

    1) The government shouldn't be able to make changes to PPL without giving 12 months notice. People need to be able to plan their leave and finances.

    2) Calling it double dipping is incredibly insulating and poor taste. It is NOT double dipping, it's claiming benefits that people are entitled to claim. PPL was designed to supplement employer funded leave, it even said this on the Centrelink website.

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    Im not government employed either but part of the negotiations with my employer was paid parental leave (under an eba) so im being penalised because my employer wants to offer it to retain their staff?!

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