+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 54
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,611
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked
    1,918
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bundleoflove View Post
    Hmm...considering petrol jumped over 15 cents a litre today cos of the new carbon tax I'd say it's gunna overall cost more than $10 a week per average family!
    I paid $1.30/L for ordinary unleaded fuel in Brisbane yesterday. if it is 15c more expensive today, then that is approximately a 13% price jump.

    How do you know that increase is not attributable to the ordinary fuel price cycle or an increase in fuel costs?

    If the petrol station is attributing it to carbon tax, then you should report them to the ACCC, as petrol itself is exempt from the carbon tax, but there could be some small rise as the electricity expenses of everybody will rise, including petrol stations, but I don't think that rise would be 13%.

    eta: i just looked up the price of fuel in the same area I bought it yesterday and it only appears to be about 5 or 6c/L higher, which could easily be attributed to the normal cycles.

    http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/transport-fuels/

    http://theconversation.edu.au/when-the-price-isnt-right-accc-sets-sights-on-price-gougers-in-wake-of-carbon-tax-7913

    Last edited by MsMummy; 02-07-2012 at 16:01.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No we get no benefits either apart from the CCR, if they ever cut that out we would most definately be screwed. Our daycare fees have gone up $21 a day
    I will be glad to only have the one in daycare next year that's for sure. Not to mention the PHI rebate being scaled back to. DH and I earned a combined income of $110,000 this financial year but dh was in the high tax bracket so he paid nearly 40% of his wage in tax so effectively our take home pays were so much less. Hopefully we will get a healthy tax return. We would have earned alot more but with me having had time off having ds2 and DH was not working for a few months of this financial year. If we both work a full year this new financial year I shouldn't have to whinge but it's just that everything is going up at once right now and it seems the harder you work and the more you try to earn the more penalised you are! We also live in a town where it's expensive to live to.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    5,946
    Thanks
    1,973
    Thanked
    2,080
    Reviews
    16
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I've been paying 159.9 for petrol for many weeks now, it dropped a bit, but has yet to go back up.

    As for gov. supps, we get nothing. But then, we're lucky enough that DH earns good money, it looks much better on paper than what he actually gets though, but even then, I wouldn't expect, or want, the gov. suppa, they are for people who can barely afford rent and food, not for people like us who while struggle, still get by.

    Also, I urge people to do their research about the carbon tax, it reallt isn't going to affect the average person as much as some would have you believe, it IS targeted at big businesses, not the little people.


    *I can haz typos*

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Lillynix For This Useful Post:

    Annabella  (02-07-2012)

  5. #44
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I paid $1.30/L for ordinary unleaded fuel in Brisbane yesterday. if it is 15c more expensive today, then that is approximately a 13% price jump.

    How do you know that increase is not attributable to the ordinary fuel price cycle or an increase in fuel costs?

    If the petrol station is attributing it to carbon tax, then you should report them to the ACCC, as petrol itself is exempt from the carbon tax, but there could be some small rise as the electricity expenses of everybody will rise, including petrol stations, but I don't think that rise would be 13%.

    http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/transport-fuels/

    http://theconversation.edu.au/when-t...arbon-tax-7913
    We pay $1.87 for fuel where we live!!!!

  6. #45
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    5,946
    Thanks
    1,973
    Thanked
    2,080
    Reviews
    16
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Sorry, I just noticed what section this is in, I'm not a working parent, my apologies

    *I can haz typos*

  7. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    This!! So sick of the fact that we worked our butts off to get good educations, that we are still paying for, earn good money and barely get to keep any of it and are never entitled to any cuts or assistance. I agree that there are people in this country that genuinely need assistance, but I am a bit sick of having to pay for people who just dont want to work. Rant over!

    Sent from my LG-P500 using BubHub

  8. #47
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,611
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked
    1,918
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    We pay $1.87 for fuel where we live!!!!
    I understand it varies throughout Australia due to remoteness and varying state rebates, but my reason for giving the price was to calculate an increase, which a PP was (incorrectly) attributing to the carbon tax.

    You're not paying $1.87 due to carbon tax.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MsMummy For This Useful Post:

    elleandsam  (03-07-2012),Lillynix  (02-07-2012)

  10. #48
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,244
    Thanks
    600
    Thanked
    367
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    Sorry, I just noticed what section this is in, I'm not a working parent, my apologies

    *I can haz typos*
    Just because you're not a working parent doesn't mean you can't have say!

  11. #49
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I understand it varies throughout Australia due to remoteness and varying state rebates, but my reason for giving the price was to calculate an increase, which a PP was (incorrectly) attributing to the carbon tax.

    You're not paying $1.87 due to carbon tax.
    I realise that but that's the price we pay regardless

  12. #50
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    606
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yeah, petrol usually goes up 5-10 cents at high time but so far looking round at most petrol stations it's gone up a minimum 15-16 cents, some places more.
    And everything will go up, cos even though it only affects large companies they do everything for us, so whether it be the transport companies moving your groceries or the electricity companies everything will go up no matter what the government says!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Loans for people receiving Centrelink benefits?
    By Madamoiselle in forum Family Finances
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-08-2013, 14:31
  2. Receiving jet funding for studying online
    By micky18 in forum Childcare Options
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 15:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Innovations Sports Physiotherapy
Women’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer Post Natal Pilates Classes taken by our Physios. These classes help you rebuild strength through your Core and Pelvic Floor.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!