... is back in the news thanks the Myers. Apparently Australia along with the United States of America are the only two OECD countries without paid maternity leave.
Which is funny because last time I checked the government gave women 9 weeks of maternity leave at minimum wage levels. Plus they give you an extra 9 weeks for every additional child born.
Hell you can even get paid for having a still born child, one that dies shortly after birth and adopted children, even those from over seas, under two years or one given to you for care before 13 weeks of age that your likely to look after for atleast 13 weeks.
Plus when I was looking on wikipedia at how long countries pay out for maternity leave it’s around 9 weeks on average anyway.
So yeah no sympathy from me for people qqing about paid maternity leave.