Inequitable Rubbish

19 Aug

Oh what a tangled web we weave!

The Australian Independent Media Network

BugabooStrollerAbbott has finally produced a policy announcement about his ‘signature policy’ – Paid Parental Leave. Lenore Taylor has a sensible article in today’s TheGuardian pointing out that the real issue for parents isn’t whether they get 18 or 26 weeks leave, but how they deal with the return of the mother to work – and this means finding childcare, which can be difficult and is invariably expensive. Labor is doing something about this; Tony Abbott says the Productivity Commission will think about it.

But this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t look more carefully at the Paid Parental Scheme being offered by Labor, Liberals and the Greens. But first, let’s ask the right question: why, as a society, do we think government should be in the business of paying parental leave at all? (I’ll ignore the neanderthals who deny any government role and say having a child is your own…

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3 Responses to “Inequitable Rubbish”

  1. mustaphawhinge January 7, 2015 at 07:10 #

    Coralie says: “Oh what a tangled web we weave!”

    How very true.

    Especially when you change names, eh cordannao! Why?

    • cordannao February 5, 2015 at 02:28 #

      hello, I’ve always been coralie and cordannao

      • peterrabbit2015 February 5, 2015 at 02:38 #

        Don’t know how I became involved with this subject.

        🙂

        However, I am NO BETTER THAN YOU in that respect as I have nine aliases, but only because I have a nemesis in mindmadeup’s numerous Forums.

        KEEP SMILING Coralie and/or Cordonnao

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