Paid Parental Leave – Common sense at last

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has congratulated the Government with its introduction of the Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014 which removes employers as paymasters.

"The IPA has long advocated for this change as we see it is the role of government to make these payments to employees, not employers," said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.

"Small businesses, in particular are already doing enough on behalf of the Government and the removal of this additional cost burden is to be commended.

"This Bill reflects common sense policy decision that supports Australia's small business sector," said Mr Conway.