Ardern: It is 'totally unacceptable' to ask women about baby plans

New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has fiercely defended women in the workplace against 'unacceptable' questions about whether they plan to have children.

Things got heated on The AM Show with Mark Richardson, who argued employers - and in Ms Ardern's case the New Zealand public - need to know whether women are planning on having babies because employers are required to provide paid parental leave.

The AM Show with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson, weekdays 6-9am on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.

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