15 Aug 2023

Labour would've liked to give parents more leave, but times are too tough

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 15 August 2023

Labour says it would've liked to have offered more paid parental leave, but times are too tough.

It's promising four weeks of paid leave for partners, but only if re-elected and it will be phased in by 2026.

It may yet happen regardless: National admits it would love to do it, but is unsure whether the country can afford it.

Here's political reporter Giles Dexter.