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    I'm a SAHM, but I'd support it.

    I sympathse with how you're feeling, but its not a competition, even if it feels like it sometimes. Its really not. Helping one group is not an insult to another. It just is what is: recognising the reality that some working mums have to use nannies due to odd hours, difficulty getting to daycare, whatever. If it makes things easier and gives familes more choice then great.

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    I am all for working mums and have done it myself. With one child it was a lot easier though half my wage was going into care but now I have another child and though going back to work is an option I choose not to do it because I would have to pay for full time care the after school care ontop of that not worth it at all. I support the rebate but in all fairness who can afford a nanny these days they were saying some charge up to $250 a day compared to $70-$80 in a centre I know they are more flexible and a lot of working mums do work odd hours. Everything is going up and our wages and benefits are not rising with the times and I think that's the problem we are having. We struggle yes at times and we don't even own a home that's one thing we cannot afford. Government has to look at the costs of living and try to create some sort of balance. Lower the tax rate so more of our wage comes back to us as in all fairness everyone works hard for it. Yes sometimes I feel us SAHM do get a little left out because we have made the choice to stay home but should we be compensated for it I'm not sure though it would be nice if we could be

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    So what is he actually proposing?

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    Just saw a bit of this on Sky News (husband was watching it and when I heard it come on - couldn't help the ears to prick up)

    Pretty much Abbott said that the assistance for nannies would be taken out of the child care bucket - so that means - as Childcare Minister Kate Ellis said the childcare rebate would have to be means tested or cut the childcare benefit. Abbott hasn't said that he would add more funding for families to cover this care - it's the government - they never give something without taking something away.

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    At the risk of being unpopular, what DO you expect the government to do? A working mum is paying income tax - hence to give them a rebate on child care makes sense. If they pay $100 in taxes and the government gives you $50 in rebate for child care, they finish $50 in front.

    As a SAHM, you're not paying any income tax, therefore not contributing to the economic fund whereby these things come from. There is the baby bonus and the FTB. I don't see SAHM getting any more than that.

    It's nothing to do with how hard you work, it's economics. The government is interested in taxes and will do what it can to encourage as many people to work as they can - pure and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    At the risk of being unpopular, what DO you expect the government to do? A working mum is paying income tax - hence to give them a rebate on child care makes sense. If they pay $100 in taxes and the government gives you $50 in rebate for child care, they finish $50 in front.

    As a SAHM, you're not paying any income tax, therefore not contributing to the economic fund whereby these things come from. There is the baby bonus and the FTB. I don't see SAHM getting any more than that.

    It's nothing to do with how hard you work, it's economics. The government is interested in taxes and will do what it can to encourage as many people to work as they can - pure and simple.

    And i don't want to add fuel to the possible fire - but working parents contribute to their super as opposed to someone who doesn't who is going to have to rely on the government pension. I made the conscious choice that I knew my income (for not only NOW but for when I retire) is going to be effected by having children. Even when I return to work if I go back on reduced hours - I sign on knowing that my super contribution will be reflected in my reduced hours.

    I agree - comes down to economics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    I'm a SAHM, but I'd support it.

    I sympathse with how you're feeling, but its not a competition, even if it feels like it sometimes. Its really not. Helping one group is not an insult to another. It just is what is: recognising the reality that some working mums have to use nannies due to odd hours, difficulty getting to daycare, whatever. If it makes things easier and gives familes more choice then great.
    Agreed. It's not a competition at all.

    I also think it is important working mums can access flexible Childcare arrangements that suit their family.

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    Don't want to start a fight, but this thread makes me sad. Feeling very judged right now as I will have to return to work after PPL. It's not a choice or a 'right' for some people to be a working mum. I would love nothing more than to be a SAHM and
    It breaks my heart knowing that I will have to drop my beautiful DS at daycare while I go to work. We made a decision to have kids when we did, knowing full well that I would have to work, but also knowing that we could put off TTC and nothing would change for us financially anyway. PPL makes it possible for me to have any time off, and the child care rebate will cut us a bit of a break. I know so many other families in the same situation as us, it is not uncommon for families to need 2 earners to meet the ever rising basic costs of living. I think SAHMs are lucky that you get the choice to be at home with your babies.

    Didn't realise people felt like working mums choose to work so should suffer the financial consequences because they should be at home anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubintummy View Post
    Don't want to start a fight, but this thread makes me sad. Feeling very judged right now as I will have to return to work after PPL. It's not a choice or a 'right' for some people to be a working mum. I would love nothing more than to be a SAHM and
    It breaks my heart knowing that I will have to drop my beautiful DS at daycare while I go to work. We made a decision to have kids when we did, knowing full well that I would have to work, but also knowing that we could put off TTC and nothing would change for us financially anyway. PPL makes it possible for me to have any time off, and the child care rebate will cut us a bit of a break. I know so many other families in the same situation as us, it is not uncommon for families to need 2 earners to meet the ever rising basic costs of living. I think SAHMs are lucky that you get the choice to be at home with your babies.

    Didn't realise people felt like working mums choose to work so should suffer the financial consequences because they should be at home anyway.
    It has already been said that staying home is better, and someone else raises our kids. To me it's easy, you want the benefits of a working mum? There is always the option of working.

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