TURNBULL CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY HE IS CUTTING PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

October 13, 2015


Today in Question Time, Malcolm Turnbull failed to explain why he is cutting Paid Parental Leave to 80,000 new parents each year.

It is clear Malcolm Turnbull has no idea about the details of one of his Government’s key Budget measures.

In Question Time on Monday Malcolm Turnbull stated that:

“We encourage employers and employees to negotiate agreements that best fit their particular needs.”

MALCOLM TURNBULL – HOUSE OF REPS – 12 OCTOBER 2015

Today the Prime Minister was asked why he isn’t applying this same principal to employees who have negotiated additional paid parental leave arrangements with their employers.

Mr Turnbull was asked:

“Why is the Prime Minister punishing employees who have negotiated additional paid parental leave arrangements by cutting paid parental leave?

Why does the Prime Minister want these employees to spend less time at home with their newborn babies?”

JENNY MACKLIN – HOUSE OF REPS – 13 OCTOBER 2015

Mr Turnbull gave a confused and condescending reply about the Government’s alleged support for families.

But he couldn’t name a single thing his Government had done for Australian families.

Who could blame him?

The only thing the Abbott-Turnbull Government has done for families is make unfair cuts:

  • $8.5 billion in cuts to Family Tax Benefits;
  • $1 billion in cuts to paid parental leave;
  • Abolition of the SchoolKids Bonus.

Malcolm Turnbull has done nothing to help Australian families and his performance in Question Time today shows he has no plans to change that.

TUESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2015

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