Why is this important?
They're at it again. Despite the Senate opposing their last three attempts to cut Paid Parental Leave, the Liberals are now trying to cut nearly half a billion dollars from the scheme by stealth.
It's now up to Senator Nick Xenophon and the crossbench Sentors to protect Paid Parental Leave. If the Nick Xenophon Team blocks the Liberal's cruel plan, PPL will be saved.
The World Health Organisation recommends that new mums spend 26 weeks at home with their babies. The Greens want mums and dads to have more paid time off with their newborns, not less. We're standing for a proper Paid Parental Leave scheme and well-funded childcare that supports all families, especially those on low and middle incomes.