Budget 2015: Tony Abbott denies Joe Hockey and Scott Morrison called mums ‘rorters and fraudsters’ over paid parental leave ‘double-dipping’

Latest News | May 15, 2015

Labor has used the first post-budget Question Time to accuse the Federal Government of labelling mothers claiming two lots of paid parental leave as “rorters and fraudsters”.

Under measures in the budget, mothers will no longer be able to claim paid parental leave from both their employer and the Government.

Treasurer Joe Hockey on Sunday agreed with Channel Nine journalist Laurie Oakes that getting money from both schemes was “basically fraud”.

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