I think it is irresponsible to purposely fall pregnant with the full intention of relying on Centrelink benefits to raise a child. My opinion applies whether the said child is your first, third or tenth.
Last edited by VicPark; 19-10-2013 at 19:19.
I would say most families in Australia get some kind of handout from the government.
The government encourages its citizens to have children, they are the future of our country. If everyone stopped having babies what would happen then? Remkember when the Baby bonus first came out? It was to encourage people to have kids as we are an aging population.
Most people who only receive CCR and nothing else do not rely on it to the extent that it decides whether they can afford a baby or not. It's only $7.5k.
It's brilliant and gratefully received don't get me wrong. But I don't think it's quite on the same category as people who rely solely on Centrelink payments as income.
CCR is not income in any way, shape or form.
ETA: I only mention this as people who ONLY receive CCR are not in the category of people who rely on Centrelink payments to have a child, which is what this thread is about.
So the comments like "what about those who receive CCR" are irrelevant in that context.
Last edited by kw123; 19-10-2013 at 19:19.
SoIsThisLove as I said in my post I think it is irresponsible to fall pregnant with the intention of relying on Centrelink. The important part of this sentence was "relying on Centrelink"
The baby bonus, child care benefit and the child care rebate cannot be relied upon to raise a child.
People will continue to have children regardless of whether Centrelink or a baby bonus exists, you only have to look to the overpopulation of the world to see that.
The point was, that if parents get the handout then that implies they need it, to help with raising children.
Most Aussie families get handouts, so regarding the thread question 'is it ok o have more children than you can provide for', well, it kind of implies most Aussie families should not be having more than one child (or any).
$7.5k rebate on childcare fees is not going to be the difference between having a child or not. Remember this is not even $7.5k in your back pocket as "income". It's $7.5k after you've already paid your centre $15k or more.
It is certainly not relying solely on Centerlink payments to raise a child which is what this thread is about.
This only refers to people who receive CCR and nothing else, but there are a lot of them.
Why us relying solely in centrelink benefits to raise a child, so distinguishable from receiving centrelink benefits to help with raising children?
I am on my way out but can reply later if anyone replies.
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