January 13, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull’s so called compromise policy on paid parental leave has been exposed as nothing more than a con with around 79,000 new parents to be left worse off.

New research conducted by the University of Sydney's Women and Work Research Group shows that new parents in low-paid jobs stand to be $10,500 worse off as a result of Mr Turnbull’s cuts to paid parental leave.


New mothers who work in healthcare, teaching and retail could lose between $3942 and $10,512 even after Mr Turnbull’s so called compromise policy.


The Liberals are still treating new mums like they did in the budget, when Scott Morrison called them rorters and double-dippers.


These cuts will mean thousands of new mums will be forced to live on less, and spend less time at home with their newborn babies.


This Liberal Government’s record on paid parental leave has been nothing short of atrocious.


In the 2015 Budget, the Abbott-Turnbull Government unveiled changes restricting 80,000 new mothers from "double dipping" by accessing both employer and government parental leave schemes.


The cuts are due to take place from 1 July 2016, but the legislation has not even been debated in the Parliament.


Labor will keep fighting these unfair cuts. We will keep standing up for hardworking families.


Australian families know they can’t trust the Liberal Government when it comes to paid parental leave.




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