MORRISON’S “FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS” CLAIM SHOWS HE’S OUT OF TOUCH ON FAMILIES

August 17, 2015


Scott Morrison’s latest comments on Paid Parental Leave show just how out of touch the Abbott Government is when it comes to families doing it tough.

Dismissing the impact of his savage cuts to Paid Parental Leave Scott Morrison said they were a:

“First world issue.”

SCOTT MORRISON, 17 AUGUST 2015

This shows how out of touch Scott Morrison is with the reality for many Australian families, who rely on Paid Parental Leave to help them in the important early years of a child’s life.

It also shows that he just doesn’t get how important it is for government to support women to remain connected with the workforce when they have a baby.

Labor knows that Paid Parental Leave is an important part of supporting women in work. That’s why we built the scheme.

Under Scott Morrison’s plan, around 80,000 new mums lose as much as $11,500.

As a consequence, these new mums will have less time to spend with their new babies.

This is bad for children and bad for families.

Labor designed the scheme so that government and employer contributions combined could help new mums could spend as close to 26 weeks at home with their newborn.

These new cuts will make that impossible.

Labor will oppose this legislation when it is debated in the parliament this week.

MONDAY, 17 AUGUST 2015

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