Paid parental leave

Aug 26, 2013

Q. The Opposition’s parental leave policy is to give new parents up to 26 weeks leave at their current full rate of pay (up to $150,000) to be partly paid for by a 1.5 per cent levy on large companies. The Labor Government’s policy gives new parents 18 weeks leave at the minimum wage rate paid for by the Government. Which scheme do you support most?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

The Government’s scheme

35%

58%

19%

38%

The Opposition’s scheme

24%

14%

36%

20%

Neither

28%

15%

35%

25%

Don’t know

13%

13%

10%

17%

35% support the Government’s paid parental leave scheme and 24% support the Coalition’s scheme more. 28% support neither scheme.

The Government’s scheme is supported by both men (37% to 25%) and women (34% to 23%).

By age group, those aged 18-34 support the Coalition’s scheme 35% to 33% while aged 35-54 support the Government’s scheme 35% to 22% and those aged 55+ support the Government’s scheme 37% to 14%.

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