Tag Archives: Children

Paid maternity leave

I was doing my morning browse of the various papers when I came across this provocative statement by Susie O’Brien in the Herald Sun: Sorry, stay-at-home mums, but you don’t deserve paid parental leave. There’s one simple reason. You are not in the paid workforce. Her reasoning is that paid maternity leave is not to […]

Earliest political memories

[Cross posted at Larvatus Prodeo] Today my daughter was playing with her pink superball while my son was asleep (it’s small, so she’s only allowed to get it out while he’s sleeping). I heard her mutter to her toys while brandishing the pink superball, “This is the Prime Minister, and if you do something he […]