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    No. A partnered sahp gets fta, ftb and maybe rent assistance. A single parent is different, I am not sure what they get.

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    As a low one income family I have never been on or heard of any other partnered shap being on newstart without looking for work or studying. I just looked it up.To be on newstart your partner has to earn less than 826 a f/n from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I just HAD to see how much I would be bringing home IF I had two kids in primary school and not working. On a total household income of about $80k (which is the equivalent of two lower income positions) I would bring it a whopping $110 a week. Man these people are living it up on just over $100 a week?!
    Evidently I need to take some financial advice from these super Mums sitting back living the high life whilst their kids are at school
    No one said they were living the high life?? I am not interested in the amount of money an individual family brings in per week, that is their business. But since you brought it up -if you multiply this by 52 weeks of the year and by the thousands of people who are claiming these benefits then it's a hell of a lot of money that I believe could be used elsewhere. Oh and just out of curiosity I did my own estimate and it was substantially higher than yours (for a one income family with 2 school age kids)??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    I ask again. Why do people care what other people earn???! It makes no sense to me.
    And i'll tell you again, I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    No one said they were living the high life?? I am not interested in the amount of money an individual family brings in per week, that is their business. But since you brought it up -if you multiply this by 52 weeks of the year and by the thousands of people who are claiming these benefits then it's a hell of a lot of money that I believe could be used elsewhere. Oh and just out of curiosity I did my own estimate and it was substantially higher than yours (for a one income family with 2 school age kids)??
    Yes. $5k a year.

    Ding dong.

    How is that different to an $18k tax free threshold for working parents?

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    Some people seem to care a great deal and it honestly boggles my mind. Why?

    P.s we are a double income family and I work 60 hours a week for 8 months of the year and I am lucky enough to be able to take my children with me to work and have 4 months off every year to be a sahm, best of both worlds. If I didn't have this job I would be a full time sahm because I personally wouldn't use child care.

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    Jen, I'm on newstart. Once your youngest goes to school (6 if you're partnered and I think its 8 if you're single) you have to look for 15 hours a week minimum and they change the name of your payment to newstart. So I've been on it for a while now. I earn between $400 and $600 a week from work and still get a small percentage of my newstart. DH's DSP is also reduced. I also get my FTBs and rent assistance.

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    See I see this way if you looking for work than you are a job seeker not a full time sahp, iykim. Or a part time working parent/part time sahp. I hope that makes sense.

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    Oh so many of ya'll would be hatin' on me right now!

    High income earner. Still entitled to government assistance. Could easily live without it, but still choose to claim at tax time every year to get a nice wad of cash to fritter away on what I please.

    Oh, and I am a SAHM. Feel free to throw any hate my way, I'm up for it. Might as well hate on me, I'm happy to take the heat off the SAHMs who depend on their assistance, for whatever reason they are a SAHM, school aged kids or not

    To the SAHMs in this thread who have felt offended by or felt the need to defend themselves to others in this thread, I say f***'em! SAHMs are undervalued enough in our society, don't let the haters get you down! You all rock

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    Part of the issue, I am sure, is that there are just not enough "child friendly" jobs out there. If you have kids in school and you need to drop them off and pick them up - already, straight away you are out of the running for many jobs.

    I absolutely personally can't wait to get back to work - but I am stressing a little over my not very flexible work hours.

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