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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg2 View Post
    Super is paid by the employer, so I don't see who would pay the SAHM super.

    I agree with lambjam, of course it is a perfectly valid choice to be a SAHM, but it isn't something that the government should pay people to do.
    I agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Interesting... If I (a SAHM) chose to put money into a super account would the government provide anything?
    I don't know, I haven't thought about it :P but I think any mum who was working should have the same amount of super put away after their children are born and until they return to work.

    I have been on maternity leave or working part- time for almost 5 years since having children and if I was working full-time, I would have over 50% more contributed to my super in that time.

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    We will have to buy investment property once I am returning to work full-time as my super will not be enough for when I retire.

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    If the government shouldn't fund SAHPs, then isn't the reverse also true? That they shouldn't have to fund people's decision to return to work either? I'm thinking of PPL, and child care rebates/benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    If the government shouldn't fund SAHPs, then isn't the reverse also true? That they shouldn't have to fund people's decision to return to work either? I'm thinking of PPL, and child care rebates/benefits.
    PPL is a different kettle of fish to CCR/B, because it goes towards addressing the current gender imbalances in the workforce. It's a much bigger picture.

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    Yeah, fair enough.

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    Wouldn't super for SAHMs address some of the gender imbalances re us retiring with so much less super?

    I tend to think that husbands should have to put some of their super into their wife's super account when she is a SAHM. When I split with ex I had given up several years of work to support him working (by caring for our son we created together) and was left with nothing but a big empty hole in my accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Wouldn't super for SAHMs address some of the gender imbalances re us retiring with so much less super?

    I tend to think that husbands should have to put some of their super into their wife's super account when she is a SAHM. When I split with ex I had given up several years of work to support him working (by caring for our son we created together) and was left with nothing but a big empty hole in my accounts.
    Yes, it certainly would. It's not something I've thought about much until today!

    But Benji, surely you were legally entitled to half his super?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    But Benji, surely you were legally entitled to half his super?
    I left with just the clothes on my back. I figured the piddly amount I'd get from his super wouldn't be worth the cost of the court fees. I don't think women should have to be involved in costly and expensive court battles to have what they are entitled to. I will always have less super anyway, due to having to work family friendly jobs.

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    My understanding is that it would be at the mums wage, so should I feel discriminated against as some one who earns more, therefore gets more? No just like a sahm shouldn't feel discriminated against.
    Please keep in mind that by earning my wage I will continue to pay my level of tax.
    Next financial year I will be earning part pay on my maternity leave, and thanks to our investment property ( and deductions) and lower income i won't be paying tax so the government is loosing over 20k in tax revenue from me alone. IF I got my full wage they would still "earn" that revenue through tax.
    I would also like to point out that sometimes in life you do things you don't want to do just because you have to. When I return full time I'll be working 4 days at extended hours, hubby will do 4 nights two of which will be Friday and Saturday nights.
    We don't want to do that but we are


 

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