80,000 NEW MUMS TO BE WORSE OFF AS A RESULT OF TURNBULL’S PAID PARENTAL LEAVE CUTS

Around 80,000 new mums across Australia will be up to $12,000 worse off as a result of Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair cuts to Paid Parental Leave. 

If these cuts to paid parental leave pass the Parliament,  thousands of mums will be forced to choose between returning to work early and missing out on precious time with their newborn, or staying at home and facing significant cuts to their family income.  

Worst of all, women who are pregnant right now face the prospect of massive cuts to their paid parental leave arrangements if their baby is born after 1 January 2017. 

That means that thousands of pregnant women face massive cuts if Mr Turnbull rams these changes through the Parliament before the end of the year. 

Putting pregnant women under this much stress is simply unacceptable.

Pregnant women need certainty when they’re planning for the arrival of their newborn, they shouldn’t have to worry about sudden changes to paid parental leave that will drastically cut the family budget.

If Mr Turnbull gets his way, thousands of new mums will be up to $12,000 worse off. That might not sound like much to Malcolm Turnbull, but for ordinary Australian families it makes a big difference.

Australian families now know they can never trust Malcolm Turnbull when it comes to paid parental leave and protecting the family budget. 

Labor continues to oppose the Turnbull Government’s unfair cuts to paid parental leave.

SUNDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2016


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