Cap doesn't fit for paid parental leave

Maximum parental leave payments compare poorly both internationally and with ACC so let’s consider other options, writes Suzy Morrissey.

As part of the Government’s families package and 100-day plan announced shortly after it was elected, from July 1 last year paid parental leave (PPL) was increased from 18 weeks to 22 weeks, with a further increase to 26 weeks from July 1, 2020. This continues a trend of regular increases since PPL was introduced at 12 weeks in 2002.