CUTS TO PAID PARENTAL LEAVE TO BE INTRODUCED IN A "MATTER OF WEEKS" SAYS PORTER

October 19, 2016


The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter today warned that the Turnbull Government’s cuts to paid parental leave will be introduced into the Parliament within a "matter of weeks". 

However Mr Porter refused to say when the proposed cuts to new parents will come into force.

Is the Minister planning to ram these cuts to paid parental leave through the Parliament before the end of the year?

Does he intend to start the cuts on 1 January 2017? If so, expectant mums need to know as soon as possible.

Mr Porter can't continue to leave pregnant women in the dark. 

Expectant mums need certainty in order to plan for their parental leave and determine how much time they are able to take off work to care for their newborns. 

Labor has opposed the Abbott-Turnbull Government's cuts to paid parental leave since they were announced in the 2015 Budget. 

Labor introduced Australia's first paid parental leave scheme in 2011, since that time more than 700,000 Australian families have accessed paid parental leave allowing them to spend more time at home in the critical early months of their child's life.  

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2016

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