The Western Australian Chamber of Commerce, CEO, Deidre Willmott has slammed the Turnbull Government’s cuts to paid parental leave warning that businesses could cut back their own employer paid parental leave arrangements.
“This is not a policy that encourages individual employers to look at their conditions of employment, so we’ll certainly see less paid parental leave by employers.
Ms Willmott also raised questions about the credibility of the Turnbull Government’s claimed budget saving of $1.2 billion, claiming the save was unlikely to be achieved.
“The amount of savings is unlikely to be realised if employers indeed find that there is no benefit to retaining their separate system. More people (will) go back into the government system.”
Deidre Willmott, Western Australian Chamber of Commerce, 25 October 2016
Ms Willmott also said the Turnbull Government’s proposed PPL cuts to new mums would fail to encourage women’s participation in the workforce.
This is another embarrassing blow to Malcolm Turnbull and Christian Porter.
Business do not support these unfair cuts to paid parental leave.
Pregnant mums do not support these unfair cuts to paid parental leave.
It’s time for the Turnbull Government to start listening and scrap these unfair cuts to paid parental leave once and for all.
Labor will continue to stand up for families by opposing Mr Turnbull’s cuts to paid parental leave to 80,000 new mums.
TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2016