Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to paid parental leave will mean that around 80,000 new mums each year will be worse off by up to $12,000.
Labor does not believe that new mums should be forced to choose between returning to work early and missing out on time with their newborn, or staying at home and having their living standards cut.
If you're worried about the Turnbull government's plans to cut paid parental leave, I've got a petition you might like to sign - you can find it here:
Shadow Cabinet member Jenny Macklin MP visited the Southside recently for a conversation with locals about the government's proposed cuts to paid parental leave, along with a lot of other related issues, like access to quality, affordable early childhood education and care, getting care that works with shiftwork or casual work, time spent out of the workforce and the consequences for superannuation, skills and future promotions, gender pay gaps, family tax benefit arrangements, and grandparents' care.
Labor opposes the cuts to paid parental leave. We're keen to hear about how your family handles the challenges of managing competing demands of work and care. You might like to tell your story in the comments section of this page.