Dunne behind the times on PPL
Social Development Spokesperson
Dunne behind the times on
Peter Dunne’s announcement today on paid
parental leave does not make sense. Men and women already
have the legal right to share paid parental leave, says
Labour's Spokesperson for Social Development Sue
"That's why, when introduced by a Labour-led
Government in 2002, it was called parental leave rather than
"As long as the baby's mother qualifies
for PPL, she can share that with her partner or
"It is important to clarify this, given United
First today announced a policy to do what is already in the
"Men can and do take paid parental leave now.
They have the legal right to do so and Labour wants men to
be actively involved in the upbringing of their children,
says Sue Moroney.
"Achieving six months paid parental
leave will provide more opportunity for men to share the
experience of raising children. I thank Mr Dunne for his
support of my Bill that does
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Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
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