Voting Booth – Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental leave

Policy Proposal: Opposed

 

The majority of supporters (82%) opposed an extension of paid parental leave, so it does not become 5PM policy.

The total list of 5PM policy can be see on the POLICIES page.

 

PROPOSAL: Should 5PM support the extension of Paid Parental Leave from 14 weeks to 26 weeks?

A year’s unpaid leave is a legal right.

FOR
The first year of a baby’s life is crucial and the present 14 weeks paid parental leave is not long enough. 26 weeks is better, but over time it should be increased to 12 months.
AGAINST
Having a baby is a matter of personal responsibility. The present 14 weeks of paid parental leave at a cost of $150 million to taxpayers is generous. Extending it is prohibitive.