Kirsten's baby bonus
KIRSTEN Livermore is pregnant again and this time around she's doing things differently.
The Federal Member for Capricornia yesterday announced she was 16 weeks pregnant with her and husband Craig Brown's second child.
Ms Livermore said she was now more confident than ever that she could juggle politics and motherhood having experienced the demands with son Patrick, 21/2.
She said the main change this time around was that she planned to rest after the birth, although she was undecided on how much leave she would take.
"This time I'm going to take my doctor's advice. I tried to dive straight back into it last time. I was a little silly.''
Ms Livermore said her husband also planned to take leave from work, possibly six months, when the baby was born.
She confirmed her surprise pregnancy would not affect her work and she was confident her staff were capable of carrying on in her absence.