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Campaign to Increase Paid Parental Leave - 26 For Babies

Published: Thu 26 Jul 2012 01:11 PM
Campaign to Increase Paid Parental Leave Launched - 26 For Babies
26 Weeks Paid Parental Leave, An Important Measure for Parents and Children According to Unions and Parents' Groups…Which National Have Already Said They'll Veto
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By Mark P. Williams


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Today saw the launch of the 26 For Babies campaign, a new coalition of unions and parental support groups and associations formed to support the extension of paid parental leave and Sue Moroney's bill to increase it to 26 weeks.
The speakers argued that it was a particularly important provision for the health and wellbeing of New Zealand children, and for the economic security of parents, measures which would have long term benefits to the country.
Significantly, Sue Moroney described the campaign as opening up an important debate and said that the National Party had already indicated that they would veto the proposed bill.
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Deborah Morris-Travers:
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Rose Swindells:
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Sue Moroney
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Mark P. Williams
Political Journalist and Independent Academic Researcher
Journalist and independent academic researcher with primary interests in politics and literature.
As a researcher I am a contributor to various academic publications, including Alluvium journal of 21st century literature, The Literary London Journal, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, and Critical Engagements: Journal of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies (UKNMFS).
As a journalist, I have worked as Parliamentary reporter for Scoop Independent Media and International editor for the Scoop Review of Books.
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