Thanks ladies. I didn't necessarily mean on here. Just in general from friends, family, colleagues (mine not his). But I whole heatedly support benefits for low income families!
I don't think that assistance is 'enough' for many families - especially those who have to choose between home ownership or family, or work or children. Or who give up one income and are just scraping by.
Could you survive on that, paying rent, food, utilities? without the bonus also hundreds in school uniforms.
There's no way I'd swap our 50k a year, which is considered low income, for me to be on the SPP and this is where higher income earners are saying why not save? but what do you do when there's physically nothing to save for uniforms?
If they remove the bonus then it needs to be claimable on tax, I don't believe in removing the assistance altogether as clearly the cost of schooling, even state schooling, is spiralling.
My husband has just gotten a promotion which means we are no longer eligible for any centrelink, and I am incredibly grateful that we don't need to receive it anymore, and I definitely do not begrudge payments to people who do qualify for them.
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