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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Yes. $5k a year.

    Ding dong.

    How is that different to an $18k tax free threshold for working parents?
    OMG i'll say it just this one last time - I am not at all interested in what an individual family brings in (that is their business). What I said is multiply the amount by 52 weeks per year and then multiply by the many thousands of people that this money is paid to every year. It's a lot more than $5K a year. Ding dong (whatever that was supposed to mean...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    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.
    This is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Light View Post
    OMG i'll say it just this one last time - I am not at all interested in what an individual family brings in (that is their business). What I said is multiply the amount by 52 weeks per year and then multiply by the many thousands of people that this money is paid to every year. It's a lot more than $5K a year. Ding dong (whatever that was supposed to mean...).
    It's very community minded of you to care about all these families receiving $5k a year from FTB.

    I wonder how that compares to the (literally) millions of people who benefited from the increase in the tax free threshold from $6k a year to $18k a year?

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    Oh - and there are some companies (like westpac) that provide free childcare for their employees. Imagine if all big companies did that? I bet they would be flooded with SAHMs wanting to get back into the work force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Oh - and there are some companies (like westpac) that provide free childcare for their employees. Imagine if all big companies did that? I bet they would be flooded with SAHMs wanting to get back into the work force.
    exactly!!!!!!!

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    Yeah. It's all just labels really. PPP is the same amount as newstart, the only thing that changes are the requirements. The only way a partnered parent of a school age child could still be on PPP is if there was a stuff up in the system. Even if there are special circumstances the payment names would change.

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    On the Sunshine Coast, I worked for an agency that provided free childminding for employees. It wasn't childcare, it wasn't run by childcarers, they had a tv and some toys and played games with the kids, they all had blue cards and everything but it was very informal. Then some new regulations came in to say everyone had to have qualifications and had to provide certain activities and all sorts of other things so the company could not run that any longer. It really hit a lot of families who had not factored in childcare fees when beginning work there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    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.
    This is a huge issue and the reason I struggled to get work for so long. When it become clear that DH was well enough to take care of the school run and be here for DS during the holidays I was able to expand my job searching. Before that I was constantly getting knocked back for jobs because of my availability.

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    Take the p*ss all you like Nancy Blackett, but when you see families with disabled children for example, struggling to provide the simplest of things like electric wheelchairs, that could really benefit from a couple of extra grands a year, maybe you would see it a little bit from my point of view. I'm out now - am not liking the tone of the thread. Nite all.

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    I have done both, SAHM for the first 6 years of DS1's life and for the first 2 of DS2's, then part time worker until he was 5. Now a full time working mum. I am thankful there were supports which allowed me to stay at home with my boys, those years were precious and it would have broken my heart if I hadn't been able to do that.
    Now I get no benefits from the govt other than the childcare tax rebate which equates to about $26 a week for OOSH. I am happy for my taxes to help other mums stay home with their babies.

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