Tony Abbott today announced the Coalition's Paid Parental Leave scheme that will come into effect in mid-2015 if the Coalition is elected.
Do you support the Coalitions policy? Or do you prefer Labor or the Greens policy?
Here are the key points from each of the major parties' paid parental leave schemes:
Working mothers to receive full wage for 26 weeks, capped at $150,000
Stay-at-home fathers covered at the mother's wage
Scheme to be funded by a 1.5 per cent tax on Australia's 3,000 biggest businesses
Scheme set to begin on July 1, 2015
Scheme to cost $5.5 billion annually
18 weeks' paid parental leave paid at the minimum wage
Boosting wages of childcare workers by $300 million
Set up a Pay Equity Unit in the Fair Work Commission to drive higher wages for childcare workers
Replace baby bonus with a $2,000 supplement to Family Tax Benefit Part A
Freeze childcare rebate cap at $7,500 until June 30, 2017
26 weeks' paid parental leave with superannuation and full replacement salary up to $100,000
PPL to be paid for by a 1.5 per cent levy on big businesses
Productivity Commission to look into the overall funding of child care
Move to direct government funding of childcare services, rather than allowing parents to claim the childcare benefit back
Open more places with capital grants fund to expand community childcare centres
Waive HECS debts for childcare workers for each year they're employed
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