Paid Parental Leave
The Government says it will persist with efforts to persuade cross-bench senators to support the measures contained in its so-called omnibus bill affecting childcare subsidies, paid parental leave and family tax benefits.
The Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) in the Senate says it will not support the Government’s planned changes to paid parental leave in its current form.
The Coalition Government’s plan to tighten access to its paid parental leave scheme is facing stiff opposition in the Senate.
The ALP says a Shorten Labor government will act to address the issue of childcare waiting lists and help parents return to work faster.
The Labor Party says it will reverse the Coalition’s cuts to paid parental leave, describing them as unfair.
After Parliament rose, and as part of its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) statement, the Government announced further details of its planned modification to its previous Paid Parental Leave scheme.
The Greens are reported as are prepared to vote down Tony Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave policy out of dismay that key details of the scheme have been kept out of the budget despite the $9.8 billion cost of the payments.
The Department of Social services has published a report on the evaluation of the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme introduced by the previous government.
The mining industry, one of the Abbott Government’s strongest allies, has issued a public warning against the introduction of the Government’s planned paid parental Leave scheme.
The Budget re-affirms that the Government’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme will proceed and that the company tax rate will be cut by 1.5 percentage points to 28.5 per cent from 1 July 2015.However for political and technical reasons this may not occur.
The Budget re-affirms that the Government’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme will proceed and that the company tax rate will be cut by 1.5 percentage points to 28.5 per cent from 1 July 2015.