From the editorial in the same issue:
‘(Prime Minister) Tony Abbott is unlikely to be a fan of the It’s Time jingle, which was dusted off and replayed many times as the nation farewelled Gough Whitlam this week, but he needs to start singing a similar song. In his case, it’s time to dump or significantly recalibrate his still overly generous paid parental leave scheme.
Action is needed, but the Prime Minister seems paralysed: unable or unwilling either to take the decisive step to kill the initiative he so unfortunately labelled his “signature policy” …
The proposal, which originally offered parents on incomes up to $150,000 full salary replacement for 26 weeks plus super, has always been a difficult fit with the government’s mantra of ending the entitlement mentality. …’
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