NewsHub 30 June 2018
Paid parental leave changes come into effect tomorrow, but for some it’s too little too late.
From Sunday leave will increase from 18 to 22 weeks, with a 4.7 percent increase in the payments.
“Delivering better outcomes for families is one of the Government’s top priorities,” said Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.
“Paid Parental Leave plays an important role in making sure that families have valuable support at this crucial stage in their children’s lives.”
But Child Poverty Action Group economics spokesperson Susan St John says slow progress to get to this point has affected many people.
“We’ve seen increasing pressure on food banks, on social services, on private charities to provide the basics. It isn’t good enough.”
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