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SA nurses oppose leave changes

AAP logoAAP 13/11/2016

Nurses and midwives in South Australia have called on the state's senators to help vote down the federal government's proposed changes to paid parental leave.

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has launched an online petition as it campaigns against the coalition's plans to stop new parents receiving the full 18 weeks of government-funded leave if their employer offers a more generous scheme.

"Taking the axe to the commonwealth paid parental leave scheme will result in many mothers being forced to return to work too early, tender their resignation or move to another employer," federation state secretary Elizabeth Dabars says.

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