PPL cuts - time to take action

PPLa3.pngOn 8th February the Government introduced the Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform Bill in an effort to force nearly $4 billion in savings through the Parliament. This Bill combines cuts to paid parental leave, family payments and other savings measures with the Jobs for families Childcare Package.

This proposed bill will see Queensland teachers accessing paid parental leave $8071 worse off!

Your union (and the AEU and the ACTU) are strongly opposed to the Bill. Investment in early education and care should not be contingent on cutting support for families in other vitally important areas.

More Information

  • A summary of the key measures contained in the Bill here
  • The Bill and Explanatory memorandum are available here
  • Loss of income for AEU members under the new PPL proposal here

While the Xenaphon team have indicated that they won’t support the bill in the upper house, we must ensure that the cross benchers and Senators of Australia know the real impact that these changes will have on working families.  

We need teachers and our community to keep up the pressure by:

  • Emailing the cross-benchers here
  • Signing the PPL Petition here

Posted 14 February 2017