Labour firmly believes that strong and caring families are the core of peaceful, unified and resilient communities. In light of this belief, every citizen and resident will be encouraged to participate in decisions that affect the welfare, happiness and future of their families, communities and nation. To ensure that each family can cost-effectively provide for their loved ones, Labour will increase the allowance threshold for the importation of packages of personal food and household effects and expand its applicability from one to two periods of the year. Labour understands the psychological impact of having a newborn on both parents and as a result we endeavor to establish a national consultation on parental leave for employees, with a view to introducing paternity leave and related family support improvements. Family is not an important thing, it is everything.