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Paid Parental Leave

Auckland event

Download this poster and promote 26 for Babies' upcoming Auckland event.


The 23 October event will be entertaining and informative way to show your support for extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks.


The event features:

Michele A ‘Court - Female Comedian of the Decade, chair
Jaquie Brown - Actress, radio and TV presenter, star of the popular TV One show Keep Calm and Carry on
Sue Moroney - Labour MP
Jan Logie - Green MP
Marama Davidson - Te Wharepora Hou
Professor Tim Hazledine - Economist




26 for Babies

The PSA is supporting a campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks.  New Zealand has fallen behind Australia and other OECD countries in support for new families.  26 for Babies, has been signed up to by a large and growing group of community organisations including Plunket, Every Child Counts, Parents’ Centres and unions. 


You can support the push for more paid time for babies by letting Parliament know that you support this.  Make a 5 minute submission by clicking on the button on the 26 for Babies website.  You can print of a submission form to post in (freepost) here.


You can also show your support and find out more from the campaign’s facebook page or its website.  If you’d like to encourage others to show support, you can put up this information poster in your workplace or take it along to a community group you belong to.


We also have this child-friendly template that you can use with your kids to draw pictures and send to the committee. 




Launch and media coverage




PSA members went along to the campaign launch at Parliament which attracted a lot of media coverage:


Newstalk ZB with Susan Wood



Radio NZ midday 26 July – audio starts at 11.35mins



One News – starts at 4.38mins



3 News:  Item 1 and Item 2




Radio Live 3.10pm 26 July  Choose 26 July 15.00 and the audio starts at 12.30mins and when it runs out and you can listen to rest by clicking into the next section 15.15


Plunket backs PPL


Every Child Counts backs 26 for Babies