Would any child be better off with more parental leave?


Do new parents need six months paid parental leave as opposed to the current 14 weeks?

The government yesterday said it would use its financial veto to put a stop to Labour's bill to extend paid parental leave to six months.

Acting Prime Minister Bill English reckons the changes would cost $150 million a year. The MP behind the bill, Sue Moroney, says the plan to veto before the bill's first reading highlights National's disdain for working parents.

Would six months paid leave have any positive impact on our country?

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