Parental Leave

Tony Abbott’s trying to say that people taking parental leave are somehow greedy.

It’s not about that. It’s about caring for your child, it’s about bonding with your child, and giving them the best start in life that you possibly can.

If you agree that Tony Abbott should spend more time worrying about corporate "rorts" and double dipping, and less time hitting the finances of working mums, sign this petition.

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-22 20:03:00 +1000
    The real story: Parental Leave
  • signed 2015-07-22 20:01:22 +1000
    for our second child we used my employer parental leave at half pay (to extend the time on a modest wage) followed by the governments PPL. This let me be at home for as long as possible. The research around best outcomes for baby and mum in relation to mental well being, bonding, breastfeeding etc is all at hand for the government – that’s why PPL was introduced because it had an evidence base. I’m not a double dipping rorter I’m just a mum who wants to be with my babe!
  • signed 2015-07-22 19:50:50 +1000
  • signed 2015-07-22 19:23:40 +1000
    Being able to claim both the PPL and maternity leave through my work meant that I was able stay home for a full 12 months with both my babies before returning to work. If this is taken away, I won’t be able to afford to stay home as long with any future babies I may have, which will significantly impact on the time I have to bond with my baby before I have to go back to work.
  • signed 2015-07-22 18:38:23 +1000
    What about abbots Bronie isn’t she double dipping which is stealing
  • signed 2015-07-22 17:02:17 +1000
  • signed 2015-07-22 16:57:55 +1000
  • signed 2015-07-22 16:26:20 +1000
  • signed 2015-07-22 15:31:18 +1000
    We would have decided we couldn’t afford to have a second child if it wasn’t for PPL!
  • signed 2015-07-22 14:05:14 +1000
    Be fair!
  • signed 2015-07-22 13:54:27 +1000
    PPL is an investment in society, not just the child.
  • followed this page 2015-06-03 18:16:10 +1000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-03 13:17:04 +1000
    The real story: Parental Leave
  • signed 2015-06-03 13:15:32 +1000
  • signed 2015-06-03 10:38:33 +1000
  • signed 2015-05-29 15:07:59 +1000
    Let mothers care for their children.
  • signed 2015-05-28 18:16:22 +1000
  • signed 2015-05-28 07:07:38 +1000
    Signed. I need time to bond with my new baby
  • signed 2015-05-27 11:50:21 +1000
  • signed 2015-05-26 21:26:17 +1000
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  • signed 2015-05-25 12:04:52 +1000
    This is outrageous. Seriously, you just couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

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