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December 3, 2009

Media Take to Paid Paternity Leave

Father & Child was involved in some of the most prominent media coverage about the Families Commission’s proposal for four weeks paid paternity leave.

Auckland Father & Child coordinator Brendon Smith appeared on TV3’s ‘Sunrise’ programme this morning advocating for giving dads time to bond.
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Or see the clip on the TV3 site .

The Christchurch Press covered the issue one its front page, using the case of a solo dad who has been denied parental leave.

Article online: Dads ‘need paid parental leave’.

Harald Breiding-Buss, of the Christchurch Father & Child Trust, yesterday praised the report.

“We’ve been trying to tell service organisations that things have changed and parents see this [raising children] as a partnership.

“Fathers and mothers raise children together, and this report shows this is the reality.”

He said men were unlikely to take parental leave away from mothers and needed their own guaranteed paid leave.

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