The likely distributional impacts of Parental Leave
Parental Leave Pay (PLP) provides $12,000, to just under 170,000 families every year. At an annual (gross) cost of $1.97 billion PLP provides $672.60 a week for up to 18 weeks that the primary claimant , 99.4 per cent of whom are birth mothers, remain on parental leave after the birth of a child. In Budget 2015-16 the Abbott government courted controversy by proposing a dollar-for-dollar reduction in PLP for every dollar of PLP claimant’s Primary Carer Pay (PCP) workplace entitlements. In...[Show more]
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