When a baby is born, they need full-time care. But for families who need two incomes and single parents, this can be tough. For the first few weeks while mother and baby recover from birth, both parents really need to be at home. Yet there hasn’t been enough done to support new families and make sure children come first.
In fact, the LNP has back-flipped on its promise to introduce more paid parental leave for families, and is instead trying to cut the amount of time parents have to care for their children.
That’s why so many Queensland families are campaigning to make sure employers and the government ensure families who work are still able to give our children the nurturing they need.
Babies do best when they are cared for by a parent, full-time for their first 6 months. And when parents are back at work, families need affordable early education and care.
Making sure every new family can give a child this start in life is something employers and the government need to provide, together.
A full-time wage for the first six months of a child’s life, and affordable early education and care when parents are back at work is the best way to create a bright future for all of our kids.
Raising the next generation as best as we can is everyone’s responsibility.
To sign the petition click here: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/time-together-time-to-grow-support-paid-parental-leave