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It was designed to help fathers connect better with their newborn children, but Australia's paid parental scheme is leaving dads behind. Fathers of newborns can claim two weeks' pay at the minimum wag...
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The Government says it is "the most significant reform" in 40 years.
The Government wants to stop parents 'double dipping', but a compromise is far from close.
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This approach to paid parental leave will create a financial stalemate for Australian families.
But it looks like the controversial measures will pass parliament with amendments.
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The paid parental leave storm is causing us to miss the main point of what new parents need.
Uncertainty over access to paid leave is stressing out parents.
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And level the playing field for modern working families.
Women are not born with some magical ability to parent while male DNA is void of it. Parenting is a skill that is learnt and it develops over time with practice. It's just that it's us women who usually get more practice.
The sight of a dad chilling with an infant on a weekday must be normalised to the point where elderly swimmers and strong men in small shorts alike do not feel it necessary to offer compliments.