Labour set to reject National move for parental leave for both parents at same time

first_imgNZ Herald 14 November 2017Labour is likely to oppose a National Party amendment to allow fathers and mothers to take paid parental leave at the same time under a proposed amendment to the Paid Parental Leave Bill.National’s justice spokeswoman Amy Adams will put in an amendment to the Bill currently going through Parliament to allow parents to take some of the leave entitlement at the same time, rather than one parent only.She said the fulltime support of both parents was important in some cases, such as multiple births or premature births where a baby had higher needs.“What they need most at that time is for both partners to be together for a short period of time to bond and work with each other.”The Paid Parental Leave Bill which will increase paid leave from 18 to 22 weeks next year and 26 weeks in 2020.Labour’s Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said Labour was yet to see the wording but was likely to oppose the amendment.He said Labour could consider such a move in the future but was concerned it would reduce the time a child would have with primary caregivers.“The whole purpose of providing Paid Parental Leave is to provide time for babies to bond with a primary caregiver.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11943848last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL sees rare sight – Jos Buttler gets mankaded by Ravichandran Ashwin

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: With Chris Gayle ballistic knock of 79 runs along with Sarfaraz Khan’s 46 runs helped Kings XI Punjab to post 184 runs on the board. In reply, Rajasthan Royals was off to a rollicking start and Punjab’s bowling looked all over the places. Jos Buttler, who was the start for Rajasthan Royals last season continued his sensational run to help the team reach 50 runs in just 5.2 overs.Buttler and Rahane made 78 runs together, eventually helping the team to be in a solid situation. Rahane got out to Ravichandran Ashwin who bowled a carom ball – his favorite weapon to send the skipper back. However, the wicket of Rahane didn’t bring much ecstasy to Punjab’s camp as Buttler was still hitting bowlers out of the park on every other occasion. In these circumstances, Punjab’s skipper Ravichandran Ashwin did what we generally don’t expect of him – an appeal for mankading. In the thirteenth over of the Rajasthan’s innings, Ashwin was coming to bowl his last ball before he saw Buttler a little outside the crease and he ran him out. Once Ashwin broke the bails off, he appealed to the on-field umpire who went straight to the third umpire to take the final call. Third umpire, after seeing the incident again gave Buttler out, which led him in the state of absolute red-faced and letting a few expletives too.Informally, in general terms, this is known as mankading which on almost every occasion makes controversy as cricket pundits are on two sides – whether the batsman should be adjudicated out or not out. Going as per the new rules by the ICC, the decision was rightly made. Interestingly, this is not the first time Buttler is involved in this Mankading incident. In the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and England back in 2014, Senanayake ran Buttler out. The mankading incident happened only the second time in the history of this format, with Dwayne Smith ran out Dwayne Bravo in 2013.last_img read more