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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Do people actually buy *things* for babu with their baby bonus? Like cot, pram, car seat etc because it's paid out over 6 months after you've had the baby. Or are people putting it on credit and paying off with baby bonus?

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    I wonder this too. Everyone I have heard (that I know in real life... not saying anyone on here before I upset anyone) has only complained about things like, can't go on a holiday, can't afford the car they wanted and have to get something different, can't do reno's etc. Not one of them mentioned buying a cot, baby seat or anything for their baby.

    When I had DD I bought everything in the lead up, all the big items I just put on layby. The baby bonus was just that when we got it.... a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    I find it pretty disgusting that people feel so bloody entitled! People need to get a reality check if they feel really hard done by as a result of this decision.
    ....and I find it pretty disgusting that some people are so bloody rude!

    *rolls eyes*

    But then again, you're probably entitled to the $10k paid parental leave, so this won't affect you right? As for me, I will be a full-time uni student and working casually, so won't be entitled to PPL. Which means basically I will have to go back to work sooner than I would have liked, just to make ends meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ElectricPink~ View Post
    So what happens then if it's your second child, but your partners first child?
    Good point!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ElectricPink~ View Post
    ....and I find it pretty disgusting that some people are so bloody rude!

    *rolls eyes*

    But then again, you're probably entitled to the $10k paid parental leave, so this won't affect you right? As for me, I will be a full-time uni student and working casually, so won't be entitled to PPL. Which means basically I will have to go back to work sooner than I would have liked, just to make ends meet.
    Yeah but then you get other benefits that working parents don't (cheap childcare etc). Don't turn this into a working v sahp debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    I find it pretty disgusting that people feel so bloody entitled! People need to get a reality check if they feel really hard done by as a result of this decision.
    The government has no problem feeling entitled to the almost $50k DH and I contribute to taxes every year, plus the ridiculous taxes that have lately been imposed on absolutely everything.

    I don't get the BB, I get the PPL but I think it's terrible that money is wasted on stupid things like MYKI & the Desalination plant that we don't need and yet families that need help raising someone who will help support our generation in the future don't get get that help.

    And it's not like the cost of living has remained the same or even in line with inflation, cost of living has soared which makes it even more unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Yeah but then you get other benefits that working parents don't (cheap childcare etc). Don't turn this into a working v sahp debate.
    I doubt it, as along with my partners income we'll most likely have the same daycare fees as everyone else! Except I'd have to enter into the workforce a lot sooner. And how am I in any way turning this into a "working vs SAHP" debate???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Are you sure about this? The PM is generally paid less than a lot of MPs.
    Quote Originally Posted by smidget3004 View Post
    Oh and FYI Julia gillard is the most paid politician in the world! She could take a pay cut and put the money into the defence force (who are grossly under payed!)
    Off-topic....
    An article from almost a year ago had Gillards pay being increased to $470,000 (an increase of $90,000). It had Barack Obama (US President) at $390,000, British PM David Cameron at $200,000, French President Nicholas Sarkozy $300,000, Canadian PM $290,000, German Chancellor $280,000 (all in AUD).

    So yeah she is getting paid a bucketload more than other prominent country leaders in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBJunior View Post
    The government has no problem feeling entitled to the almost $50k DH and I contribute to taxes every year, plus the ridiculous taxes that have lately been imposed on absolutely everything.

    I don't get the BB, I get the PPL but I think it's terrible that money is wasted on stupid things like MYKI & the Desalination plant that we don't need and yet families that need help raising someone who will help support our generation in the future don't get get that help.

    And it's not like the cost of living has remained the same or even in line with inflation, cost of living has soared which makes it even more unfair.
    Umm, the baby bonus and ppl is a federal government issue, public transport and desalination are state government issues, completely separate from Julia Gillard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I don't agree with the baby bonus so we put all the money into a long term account where we add 50/fn to. It's for our children when they are in their uni years. Every cent of money they receive goes in there. Even gift cards - I use them and but deposit the same amount in there.

    FTB goes in there too.
    I'm eligible for PPL but I will also be putting it all into a high interest earner account for DD.

    What gets me cranky is that I work full time (well on mat leave at the moment) and I know single mums get the same amount almost exactly as I do. Flame me all you want but I work hard for that money and I don't think it is fair. I think it's great to have some form of payment for the first few years of a baby's life but then it's not right after that. Or maybe that's just because I know too many people that have abused the system and its left a sour taste in my mouth...

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Off-topic....
    An article from almost a year ago had Gillards pay being increased to $470,000 (an increase of $90,000). It had Barack Obama (US President) at $390,000, British PM David Cameron at $200,000, French President Nicholas Sarkozy $300,000, Canadian PM $290,000, German Chancellor $280,000 (all in AUD).

    So yeah she is getting paid a bucketload more than other prominent country leaders in the world.
    the french government just had a big pay cut as the country is in deficit.

    if Australia's budget is in deficit too the big guys should start by cutting their own salary that would set a rather good example!

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