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representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:19:16

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  • The majority voted against reading the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486 Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010] for a second time.
  • This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.
  • The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives Bruce Billson] as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the ''Paid Parental Leave Act 2010'' so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP said that this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".(Read Billson MP's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-02-24.18.1 here]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • On 1 January 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia.(Read more about the Government's paid parental leave scheme on the Department of Human Services [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay website].) It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.
  • For the first six months of the scheme, payment will be administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers will become responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempts to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.
  • References
  • The majority voted against reading the [Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486) for a second time.
  • This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.
  • The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party MP [Bruce Billson](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives) as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the _Paid Parental Leave Act 2010_ so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP said that this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".(Read Billson MP's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-02-24.18.1). )
  • _Background to the bill_
  • On 1 January 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia.(Read more about the Government's paid parental leave scheme on the Department of Human Services [website](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay).) It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.
  • For the first six months of the scheme, payment will be administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers will become responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempts to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.
  • References
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:19

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  • The majority voted against reading the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486 Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010] for a second time.
  • This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.
  • The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives Bruce Billson] as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the ''Paid Parental Leave Act 2010'' so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP said that this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".[1]
  • The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives Bruce Billson] as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the ''Paid Parental Leave Act 2010'' so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP said that this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".(Read Billson MP's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-02-24.18.1 here]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • On 1 January 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia.[2] It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.
  • On 1 January 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia.(Read more about the Government's paid parental leave scheme on the Department of Human Services [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay website].) It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.
  • For the first six months of the scheme, payment will be administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers will become responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempts to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.
  • References
  • * [1] Read Billson MP's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-02-24.18.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the Government's paid parental leave scheme on the Department of Human Services [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay website].
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-14 12:33:53

Title

  • Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 - Second Reading - Administration of payment
  • Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • The majority voted against reading the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486 Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010] for a second time.
  • This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.
  • The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives Bruce Billson] as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the ''Paid Parental Leave Act 2010'' so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP said that this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".[1]
  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives">Bruce Billson MP</a> as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0032;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0000%22">said that</a> this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party opposed the bill. <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Graham_Perrett&mpc=Moreton&house=representatives">Graham Perrett</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0293;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">called it</a> a "horrible political stunt". <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Jill_Hall&mpc=Shortland&house=representatives">Jill Hall</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0297;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">said that</a> it was "blatant political game playing".</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bill</b></p>
  • <p>In 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia. It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 see <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486">here</a>. For more information about paid parental leave more generally, see the <a href="http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay">Department of Human Services website</a>.</p>
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • On 1 January 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia.[2] It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.
  • For the first six months of the scheme, payment will be administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers will become responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempts to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.
  • References
  • * [1] Read Billson MP's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-02-24.18.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the Government's paid parental leave scheme on the Department of Human Services [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay website].
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-01 14:13:51

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the bill a second time.</p>
  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives">Bruce Billson MP</a> as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0032;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0000%22">said that</a> this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party opposed the bill. <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Graham_Perrett&mpc=Moreton&house=representatives">Graham Perrett</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0293;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">called it</a> a "horrible political stunt". <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Jill_Hall&mpc=Shortland&house=representatives">Jill Hall</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0297;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">said that</a> it was "blatant political game playing".</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bill</b></p>
  • <p>In 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia. It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 see <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486">here</a>. For more information about paid parental leave more generally, see the <a href="http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay">Department of Human Services website</a>.</p>
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-01 14:12:39

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the bill a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives">Bruce Billson MP</a> as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0032;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0000%22">said that</a> this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party opposed the bill. <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Graham_Perrett&mpc=Moreton&house=representatives">Graham Perrett</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0293;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">called it</a> a "horrible political stunt". <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Jill_Hall&mpc=Shortland&house=representatives">Jill Hall</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0297;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">said that</a> it was "blatant political game playing".</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bill</b></p>
  • <p>In 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia. It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by Centrelink’s Family Assistance Office. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by the federal department secretary. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 see <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486">here</a>. For more information about paid parental leave more generally, see the <a href="http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay">Department of Human Services website</a>.</p>
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-01 14:10:11

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the bill a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill will not be considered any further.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill was rejected.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives">Bruce Billson MP</a> as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0032;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0000%22">said that</a> this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party opposed the bill. <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Graham_Perrett&mpc=Moreton&house=representatives">Graham Perrett</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0293;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">called it</a> a "horrible political stunt". <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Jill_Hall&mpc=Shortland&house=representatives">Jill Hall</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0297;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">said that</a> it was "blatant political game playing".</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bill</b></p>
  • <p>In 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia. It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by Centrelink’s Family Assistance Office. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 see <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486">here</a>. For more information about paid parental leave more generally, see the <a href="http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay">Department of Human Services website</a>.</p>
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-01 14:09:28

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the bill a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and would not consider it further.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so the bill will not be considered any further.</p>
  • <p>The bill would have amended the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011, which is when employers are scheduled to become responsible for administering the scheme. The purpose of the amendment was to reduce the “compliance burden” on employers.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill was introduced by the Liberal Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Bruce_Billson&mpc=Dunkley&house=representatives">Bruce Billson MP</a> as a private member's bill. Its purpose was to amend the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme. Billson MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0032;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2011-02-24%2F0000%22">said that</a> this bill "is solely about reducing the compliance burden on employers in the processing and delivery of those payments".</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party opposed the bill. <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Graham_Perrett&mpc=Moreton&house=representatives">Graham Perrett</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0293;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">called it</a> a "horrible political stunt". <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Jill_Hall&mpc=Shortland&house=representatives">Jill Hall</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0297;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2010-11-22%2F0000%22">said that</a> it was "blatant political game playing".</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bill</b></p>
  • <p>In 2011, a paid parental leave scheme began in Australia. It offered eligible people up to 18 weeks of financial support at the rate of the national minimum wage.</p>
  • <p>For the first six months of the scheme, payment was administered by Centrelink’s Family Assistance Office. After that time, employers became responsible for administering the payment. The Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 attempted unsuccessfully to stop this transfer of responsibility so that the government continued to administer the payment.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>Note that the “For paid parental leave” policy vote is listed as “abstain” for this division. This is because, while the division is relevant to the subject of paid parental leave, it is possible for supporters of paid parental leave to vote either way on the issue dealt with by this division.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 see <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4486">here</a>. For more information about paid parental leave more generally, see the <a href="http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay">Department of Human Services website</a>.</p>
representatives vote 2011-02-24#1

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-13 10:55:43

Title

  • Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 Second Reading
  • Paid Parental Leave (Reduction of Compliance Burden for Employers) Amendment Bill 2010 - Second Reading - Administration of payment

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That this bill will be now read a second time.</p>
  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the bill a second time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the majority of members did not agree with the main idea of the bill and would not consider it further.</p>
  • <p>The bill would have amended the <i>Paid Parental Leave Act 2010</i> so that the federal department secretary would continue to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011, which is when employers are scheduled to become responsible for administering the scheme. The purpose of the amendment was to reduce the “compliance burden” on employers.</p>
  • <p>The Coalition’s election victory in 2013 may see changes to paid parental leave. For example, they have maintained their position that payments should be administered by government rather than by the employer. A copy of their proposed paid parental leave scheme can be found <a href="http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/The%20Coalition%E2%80%99s%20Policy%20for%20Paid%20Parental%20Leave.pdf">here</a> [1.7MB].</p>
  • <p>Note that the “For paid parental leave” policy vote is listed as “abstain” for this division. This is because, while the division is relevant to the subject of paid parental leave, it is possible for supporters of paid parental leave to vote either way on the issue dealt with by this division.</p>