Tony Abbott reframes paid parental leave scheme as ‘holistic families package’ following ‘community concern’

In the Media | Dec 8, 2014

Tony Abbott has acknowledged there has been community concern about his multi-billion dollar paid parental leave scheme, and says it will be re-worked into a “holistic families package”.

Mr Abbott said yesterday that he and his ministers would spend the summer break re-designing the scheme, in a concession that the policy remains unpopular within his own party and does not have enough support to pass the Senate.

He has previously described the scheme as his “signature policy” and has taken it to two elections.

Source: ABC