Okay - so I thought I'd put it out here, so that people could raise their fears regarding why they think the they will be so much worse off with a different government.
I thought this thread could have people list their fears and we could track if the anticipated cuts/whatever happen and if fears are founded.
I've seen a lot on here in recent times which I haven't necessarily seen IRL. They suggest that a change in government will spell doom and gloom for so many.
- (the tax free threshold was $6k - is now $18K - as far as I know there is no one that earns between $6k and $18K - so will this affect anyone? I know when the Labor government changed the tax free threshold it effectively changed nothing, so why is this so scary?
- Cuts to penalty rates
- Cuts to public sector jobs (do people randomly lose their jobs or are they choosing to just not renew contracts)
- Changes to the tax free threshold
I genuinely want to know as I see so much negativity regarding how the change of government will affect people here on bubhub.
I've seen posts on here regarding child care issues, regarding penalty rates, regarding public sector cuts and more. But most of all I've been concerned regarding seeing members saying on other threads that with the change of government that basically we're going to go back the 1950's. Personally I don't believe this, but if other members believe this, then I'm pushed to find out why this might happen and how we can ensure that it doesn't. (No- bringing up a previous quote by Abbott does not prove that it will happen).
It seems that people posting on here are very upset and others are saying "it's okay the sky won't fall down"
So I thought if people posted here what their fears are, we could track if the fears are valid ones.