Alison McCulloch has it exactly right: those opposed to extending paid parental leave are pretty much just meanies.
Another side of the argument which always gets me is a pretty simple one: who exactly do the naysayers expect will be funding their superannuation?
Go into any article on paid parental leave and there’ll be screeds of judgemental wankers sounding off about how “if you can’t afford to take unpaid time off your career with no guarantee of being able to retain your job YOU JUST SHOULDN’T HAVE CHILDREN!!!”
If we limit all childbearing to the families who can afford to live permanently on one income … well, all I’m saying is that I hope you douchebags are pro-the immigration which’ll be necessary to keep our population up.