Paid Parental Leave

February 2017

Government looks for way through welfare and child care impasse – February 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Social and Community, Childcare, 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.

November 2016

Xenophon demands changes to Paid Parental Leave plan – November 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Senate, Social and Community, Paid Parental Leave,

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.

Government in negotiation over Paid Parental Leave windback – November 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Senate, Social and Community, Paid Parental Leave,

The Coalition Government’s plan to tighten access to its paid parental leave scheme is facing stiff opposition in the Senate.

June 2016

Labor’s childcare ignores changes to payments system – June 2016

Filed under: Politics, Elections, Social and Community, Childcare, Paid Parental Leave,

The ALP says a Shorten Labor government will act to address the issue of childcare waiting lists and help parents return to work faster.

May 2016

Labor to reinstate Paid Parental Leave eligibility – May 2016

Filed under: Australian Politics, Elections, Paid Parental Leave,

The Labor Party says it will reverse the Coalition’s cuts to paid parental leave, describing them as unfair.

January 2016

Paid parental leave changes hinge on cross-bench – January 2016

Filed under: Australian Politics, Paid Parental Leave,

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.

August 2014

Greens may vote down Paid Parental Leave

Filed under: Australian Politics, Senate, Paid Parental Leave,

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.

July 2014

Paid Parental Leave: Existing scheme aids workforce participation says review - 4 July 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Paid Parental Leave,

The Department of Social services has published a report on the evaluation of the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme introduced by the previous government.

June 2014

Paid Parental Leave: Miners oppose Government’s PPL - 20 June 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Paid Parental Leave,

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.

May 2014

Doubts over Paid Parental Leave and company tax cut

Filed under: Australian Politics, Budget, Tax, Paid Parental Leave,

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.

Paid Parental Leave - 13 May 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Budget, Paid Parental Leave,

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.