Senate debates

Thursday, 11 June 2020


Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020; In Committee

11:34 am

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

You did say that already; I did hear it the first time—thanks, I guess. Just in relation to the savings that you will now make, you're making savings off the back of pregnant women. When did that become okay? You're not going to let people that otherwise would have been eligible for PPL, were it not for the pandemic, that are now not eligible have the PPL, because you think they might have been intending to leave work anyway. Sounds an awful lot like making savings off the back of pregnant women. Can I get an explanation on how much money you're expecting to save by denying those people the payment they would have otherwise been entitled to?


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