FTB goes in there too.
FTB goes in there too.
I'm dissapointed because it has helped us, we haven't relied on it but definitely makes things like buying better carseat possible.
As for us, i agree with social welfare and I appreciate what we get (which is about $50 a f/n)...it pays for the kids "extras" like gymnastics and karate...it's helpful.
Baby bonus...i was grateful for the 5k...but i was also grateful for the $500 i got for DS lol We put some in the kids accounts and used some to supplement the extra costs in the early months.
I don't agree with the complaining about it...because it is a bonus and not an entitlement but i guess I am not the one seeing people getting $5k now and then getting $2k less than that myself. if it had never been $5k, people would think cool $3k...but the comparison is what they are upset over and that is human nature.
People shouldn't be making the choice to have a baby and relying on the bonus to make it affordable...but, I am in a priviledged place too because we can live without the bonus and ftb is we choose.
I do think if it's going to be scrapped/lowered it should be done so from the highest income earners down. I'd be happy to not receive it if it means that those on lower incomes can still receive all/some of it if it means it makes those first few months financially a little easier. I don't understand middle class welfare TBH (as shelle mentioned, vote buying).
I don't qualify for baby bonus so I'm happy fir ut to ge reduced wish it was scrapped. ****es me off that we pay so kuch tax and arnt eligible for these schemes but fund then for others.
Gad no idea it was as much as $5000. Wow
I agree with BlissedOut's comment that the PPL needs to be changed. If the work test was 10 or 11 of the last 12 months with no '8 week gap' rule more workers would be eligible.
Last edited by EvilWombatQueen; 23-10-2012 at 13:30.
The baby bonus is going to help DP and I, as he is in a different state so it is currently up to me to but everything myself. DP also has a child from a previous relationship so he is paying child support as well as living by himself and trying to support me as well. So in reality he is supporting 2 households and paying child support... I am on DSP so only qualify for BB. I personally don't care how much it is, every little bit helps. Even if I was only getting $500 I wouldn't whinge...
My question for the pollies would be, someone in a similar situation to me, their first but DP's second, what would they get?
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!)
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