It is fair to say that the forum doesn't represent a true cross-section of the population. Sift through the threads at the time of the last election; if BH's members were a true indication, we would have had a Green's PM by a landslide!
If Abbott was serious about wasted gov spending then he should get rid of negative gearing on investment property and put it on property owner/lived in. I take no interest in any of their arguments while this still exists.
I'm guessing the women who support Abbott's argument also agree with his parental leave payments which is a massive wealthy /middle class welfare scheme.
I'm educated and probably would be considered middle class but I'm not that gullible.
But I don't believe PPL falls into the same category. If women are to ever achieve true equality in the workplace then they must be able to have children without incurring significant financial or career-related loss. It's about much bigger things than middle class welfare, it's about changing the structure of our workplaces to enable women to thrive as men always have.
I'd have to agree lambjam, I think PPL is a requirement considering women end up so much worse off at retirement because of our child raising duties. (but I also think affordable child care is a necessity for the same reason).
A big problem is usually for something new to be introduced, something else has to be abolished
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