Update: Paid Parental Leave Changes Unlikely To Start On January 1

It’s looking less likely that proposed changes to the Paid Parental Leave scheme will start in just nine weeks.

pregnant mum reading to daughter

The federal government has touted a putting the changes into effect from the start of the new year, meaning women who are currently pregnant could miss out on government benefits.

Changes would end ‘double dipping’

The changes would tighten access to PPL, so that parents who are entitled to paid leave from their employer, wouldn’t receive the taxpayer-funded PPL. However, crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon said today that his team wouldn’t support the start date.

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Anita Butterworth

Anita is a journo from country Victoria who swapped the cut and thrust of television news for the joys of raising boys. When not writing about everything parenting, she's searching for the perfect cuppa and Instagram filter.