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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.