It passed its first vote in Parliament on 25 July 2012, with the support of Labour, the Greens, NZ First, the Maori Party, United Future and the Mana Party.
It is currently before a Parliamentary select committee. Submissions on the bill have closed and the committee is currently hearing verbally from submitters.
A copy of the bill, Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill is available here, and you can stay up to date with its progress on this page on Parliament’s website.
You can get in touch with Sue Moroney and find out more about the bill on her page here: www.labour.org.nz/ppl