Help Us Advocate For Change to Paid Parental Leave

EXTENDED PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Miracle Babies Foundation proposes changes to the Australian Government Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Legislation and Parental Leave Pay (PLP) Scheme for families who have a baby hospitalized for two weeks or more.

We propose that primary carers receive one week of extra paid parental leave for every week a baby is in hospital beyond two weeks, with a maximum of 14 weeks extra pay. For fathers and partners we recommend an additional two weeks of extra Dad and Partner Pay.

Help us advocate for improvements to the Australian Government Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Legislation for parents of premature and sick babies. 

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Simply complete the form below to support our message to the Australian Government and help us achieve a nationwide change to the Australian Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Legislation for parents of premature or sick babies.

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Contact your Federal MP

There are currently 151 members of the House of Representatives, each representing one geographic area of Australia. Members are elected for a 3 year term and when in parliament take part in debate on proposed laws and public policy, representing the views of the people in their electorate.

Example message to help up advocate for change:

I write to you to show my support for Miracle Babies Foundation in their campaign to extend paid parental leave for families with a premature or sick newborn.

These babies may spend anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months or more in NICU or SCN before they are able to safely come home, effectively resulting in parents financially impacted by needing to stop working earlier than planned. Missing out on income during the birth of a premature baby and less time available at home following discharge places tremendous financial strain on families and many mothers at risk of leaving the workforce much earlier than anticipated to care for their premature or sick baby.

An improved legislation to support these families with an additional special leave entitlement for the hospital period will help to reduce separation and also assist with more women returning to the workforce when they are ready.

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How else can the community help? 

Your donation to Miracle Babies Foundation provides vital, life-changing support to a family with a premature or sick newborn. With thousands of families currently without access to this support, your donation makes a big difference.

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Thank you for completing the form and helping us advocate for improvements to the Australian Government Paid Parental Leave legislation for parents of premature and sick babies.