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    I guess my point was that the vast majority of people who participated in this thread weren't viewing SAHMs negatively at all, they were simply responding to the question of whether they should revieve the same financial benefits as a working mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg2 View Post
    I guess my point was that the vast majority of people who participated in this thread weren't viewing SAHMs negatively at all, they were simply responding to the question of whether they should revieve the same financial benefits as a working mum.
    Some of the posts did get a bit personal and not at all supportive if those sahm's. which is sad.

    Irl I find sahm's (in my circle of friends) do begrudge working mums and the ppl but doesn't seem to be the consensus here. Which I appreciate. I get annoyed when I read sahm's getting upset or stating they are devalued by the government because they don't get 'paid' the same as working mums. It's totally different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post

    And yes your right about the little payments...without anything extra like a carer's payment or rent assistance you'd be getting approx $310 a fortnight. ..also cause of added clean energy supplement too. It's not much at all and obviously for a reason otherwise alot more women would be not working.
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    $310 a f/night is roughly what I get back as my 50% childcare rebate. To me it certainly would not be financial incentive enough to give up work!



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    As a family with one income earner no I do not believe we should receive as much as 2 income families, that's why we get FTB part B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    As a family with one income earner no I do not believe we should receive as much as 2 income families, that's why we get FTB part B.
    How come?

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    Ok, have read this whole thread now. I'm pretty gobsmacked by the views some people hold, on both sides of the fence.

    I work part time, 2 x 12 hr shifts. It is not always easy or ideal, as my role requires me to work a flexible roster and there is very little flexible childcare out there. On the whole however, it is right for my family. I often sacrifice sleep and a social life so that I can work the hours the effect my children the least. Sometimes I hate being a working mum, sometimes it seems too hard, like there is not enough of me for everything. I often have to remind myself of my family and our goals: to live where we are happy and be financially stable.

    A pp mentioned that being a SAHM means she can volunteer at school, etc. I volunteer too. I jump through hoops so that my kids don't miss out on having a mum. Being a working mum does not mean that you do not do all that stuff too.

    I don't see why this us vs them attitude exists. Many pp's have made great sacrifices to be SAHMs, changing their lifestyle and going without things I probably take for granted. One even mentioned moving across the continent. To me, that is a huge sacrifice. On the flipside, many make huge sacrifices to go to work. Many work the night shifts so that they can be with their kids during the day, or voluntarily take roles they enjoy less simply because it fits in with their lifestyles.

    Let's all just get along! Peace out!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    How come?
    Yeah? It doesn't make sense to me either?

    We are a single income household, but my DH makes a decent wage and pays lots of taxes on it? Not sure what the difference is between that and a double income that earns the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    How come?
    How come what?

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    Maybe I missed something but I'm just replying to the OP. I don't believe we should receive as much government assistance as double income families.

    If we had 2 families both couples- one double income one single income, both earning 90K total a year the double income family would pay less tax, the single income family would receive FTB part B which makes up for this. I don't believe the single income family should receive more $ via BB than the working family does via PPL. The single income family won't lose any income when the baby arrives the double income family will.

    ETA maybe I should have said more than double income families? I think it's fair as it is basically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    Once you pay tax it is no longer your money.'

    If I think about it, I am most happy about the tax we pay to go to supporting people's choices (stay at home with children, work, whatever floats your boat) and to those less fortunate (refugees, people who need a hand for whatever reason.)

    This actually makes me so sad. People are not worth what they earn or don't earn. People are not dollar signs. I mean it, some of the attitudes make me sick to my stomach. You are not more important because you pay 'this much' tax. Most of us posting here are extremely priveleged compared to others in this country and the rest of the world.

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