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In 2014, Family First asked politicians, do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE a bill that extends paid parental leave to at least 6 months for either parent? Generally the centre right parties supported a bill although ACT opposed it and National partially supported it.(more)
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 The purpose of this bill is to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. Family First NZ supports the intention of this bill, and would like it to go further to allow Paid Father’s Leave of 2-4 weeks as well.(more)
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 Families are being penalised for having children. We believe that successive governments have undervalued mothers – and parenting in general.(more)
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 The political and policy focus has been on the needs of the economy, rather than on the welfare of children and the vital role of parents. In reality, this policy would represent about 0.2% of the total government spending, yet research shows that the role of mothers and the early bonding between mums and babies is vital for healthy child development. The role of parents during the crucial early years of a child should be acknowledged.(more)
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 Families should not be pressured to return to work simply because of financial concerns, and the Parental Leave scheme and other family tax breaks such as Income Splitting  and the removal of marriage penalty taxes  should support and strengthen families with young children.(more)
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Source: Family First article on Paid Parental Leave

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill.

The purpose of this bill is to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. Family First NZ supports the intention of this bill, and would like it to go further to allow Paid Father’s Leave of 2-4 weeks as well.

Families are being penalised for having children. We believe that successive governments have undervalued mothers – and parenting in general. The political and policy focus has been on the needs of the economy, rather than on the welfare of children and the vital role of parents. In reality, this policy would represent about 0.2% of the total government spending, yet research shows that the role of mothers and the early bonding between mums and babies is vital for healthy child baby motherdevelopment. The role of parents during the crucial early years of a child should be acknowledged.

Families should not be pressured to return to work simply because of financial concerns, and the Parental Leave scheme and other family tax breaks such as Income Splitting  and the removal of marriage penalty taxes  should support and strengthen families with young children.

 

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Note: Policies subject to change. Please check the Policy Links for the latest Policy if available. These are the voting positions of party leaders for the 2014 General Election as reported to Family First who asked the questions below. Please refer to the linked website ‘Value Your Vote 2014‘ for more information and updates.

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Questions asked for the 2014 election

Paid parental leave (6 months)

Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE a bill that extends paid parental leave to at least 6 months for either parent?

GREEN answers support the Conservative position.

actlogo Jamie Whyte OPPOSED
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unitedfuturelogo Peter Dunne SUPPORTS
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nzfirstlogo Winston Peters SUPPORTS
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nationalpartylogo John Key PARTIAL SUPPORT
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cropped-cp-logo11.jpg Colin Craig SUPPORTS
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