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    Feel sorry for anyone that works for any of the major mining companies, gina rinehart will be getting her 457 workers together as we speak! Good bye Australian tradies and mine operators, hello 457 workers who will work for half the pay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Re the tax free threshold, when the tax free threshold was lowered, the rates above were raised, so effectively there was little difference to the tax paid by people earning over $36k
    And what of the many people who earn under $36k? I suppose it's ok if it doesn't affect the middle classes. Lots of people- especially women- earn under $36k a year. Including me. It's not a small minority of people. Another area where women are disadvantaged, another area where it is clear that Liberal Party policy is not serious about women returning to work after children. Work less than 2.5 days a week, you'll get done via tax. Work more than 2.5 days and get whacked with higher child care fees.

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    We had a thread on this a few months ago, the difference for those earning between 18 and 36 was quite low. I'll check the figures later

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    We had a thread on this a few months ago, the difference for those earning between 18 and 36 was quite low. I'll check the figures later
    The figure is nominal for those earning between 18-36k because the tax brackets above changed as well. For me, however, means we will be worse off as I earn under $18k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    We had a thread on this a few months ago, the difference for those earning between 18 and 36 was quite low. I'll check the figures later
    Round figure sum it's $44 per week less on our budget earning $16k. That's a huge disadvantage especially when we budget every cent. It's not a low difference when your low income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybabycakes View Post
    Round figure sum it's $44 per week less on our budget earning $16k. That's a huge disadvantage especially when we budget every cent. It's not a low difference when your low income.
    Yes. To a lot of families they could go without $44 but to some that would be a huge chunk of the food budget. When I was a single parent on PPS even $20 difference in my budget would have been a huge blow.

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    My concerns are:

    the most needy will lose payments like BB and the School Kids Bonus, which high income families will be getting 10's of thousands in PPL. I know it's not a popular opinion, but when you have 2 incomes with the woman earning 150k, there is easily the funds to top up the existing PPL. I think what Abbott plans to do is crazy and it will yet again be the wealthy that benefit the most.

    That public schools are going to lose billions in funding. Money we desperately need to educate this nations kids who can't afford, or don't choose to go private.

    That our new PM is anti gay, anti choice for abortion and imo (please note in my opinion lol) he hates women. I find the whole PPL thing so ironic given he has said in so many words women can never be in positions of power bc we are women..... then funds this. Such a vote grab.

    I actually don't think his PPL will get through anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    And what of the many people who earn under $36k? I suppose it's ok if it doesn't affect the middle classes. Lots of people- especially women- earn under $36k a year. Including me. It's not a small minority of people. Another area where women are disadvantaged, another area where it is clear that Liberal Party policy is not serious about women returning to work after children. Work less than 2.5 days a week, you'll get done via tax. Work more than 2.5 days and get whacked with higher child care fees.
    Exactly. They give with one hand and take with the other. But clearly it's the high income working women that will benefit the most under Abbott.

    They aren't really serious about making things better for women in the workplace. As I said this PPL scheme that lots are getting all excited about getting won't get thru. It was a blatant vote grab and people fell for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    But clearly it's the high income working women that will benefit the most under Abbott.
    That's women of calibre Del.

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