A column for the NZCPD, May 13:
Parental Leave - time to take a step back
NZ Herald recently ran a poll asking whether National was
right to use its veto to override Labour MP Sue Moroney's
private member's bill to extend Paid Parental Leave (PPL) from
14 weeks to 6 months. After 16,000 votes were submitted, sixty
percent of respondents had answered yes.
Frustratingly, this doesn't tell us whether people were
against the extension in the context of the current economic
climate, against an extension full-stop, or against the entire
scheme. I fall in the last category.
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