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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
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To the Honourable the President and Members of Australia’s Senate in Parliament assembled:

The government gives much less funding to single-income families where one parent stays home to care for the kids, than two-income families where the kids go to child care centres.

Government-funded maternity leave from 2011 would give even more taxpayers’ money to two- income families. This is unfair.

We ask the Senate to:

1. Reject government-funded maternity leave unless it is paid equally to all mothers.

2. Reform childcare laws so childcare funding goes direct to parents, for each child, instead of to the childcare industry.

3. Allow parents to use childcare funding to:

  • help pay for daycare or other paid care for children; or
  • help one parent to stay home to care for children.
by Senator Boswell (from 444 citizens)