Not sure, but I just had a look up and Newstart and Austudy are the same but Single parenting pension is more. She was saying that she was only just scraping through on single parenting payment. Now there is just no way. The payment is just too low.
I cant believe anyone can survive on any of those rates in the first place. Must be very difficult.
Seriously not sure how people with any logic think there is actually an argument in this. And this is not to say I undervalue the SAHM at all, I personally couldn't do it.
But if someone is working and paying tax, how is it fair to them that someone NOT working and NOT paying tax gets the same support as them.
If I could afford not to work and look after my kids I would and I would be grateful, the small amount of support from the govt that working mums get wouldn't make a difference.
I don't use the public health system, I have private health, I pay good tax on my wages, I see it as the one thing I can really get back for my tax.
In terms of getting 'value' for tax dollars - why do you automatically dismiss the tax paid by the primary income earner in a household where one parent stays at home? Are they not entitled to similar 'value' as someone who happens to be a member of a dual income family?
I actually don't live in aussie, used to. but don't now. I now live in a country where a couple who collectively earns over $48k is deemed to have more money than those needing assistance. So yes I fight for every single cent I get.
From my understanding fathers now get money when babies are born, families are entitle to ftb??? anyone over a reasonable(actually anyone over $150k is not reasonable it is ridiculous) threshold shouldn't get anything.
It isn't about value. I couldn't actually afford not to work. But meh, pick it to bits, am far too tired from working 9 days in a row to not get any govt support to give a ****
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