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Capping parental leave payment at $50,000 won't save much: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded that savings "won't be vast" from cutting the maximum payment under its paid parental leave scheme to $50,000, while the Greens are pushing for the new regime to be fully-funded by the Coalition's proposed levy on business.

Bill repeals employers' PPL "paymaster" role

Employers will only have a role in paying workers their government-funded parental leave entitlement if they want one, under legislation introduced into federal parliament by the Coalition this morning.

Election 2013 - IR policies compared

The Coalition has largely succeeded in neutralising IR as a 2013 federal election issue by promising to retain – at least for one term – Labor's Fair Work framework, but Australia's two major parties are still going to the September 7 poll with some significant policy differences, including on paid parental leave, right of entry, and construction industry regulation. Workplace Express compares their IR policies and those of the Greens, whose future hold on the Senate balance of power is uncertain.