I'm not talking about what VP said in particular but I don't think it's hypocritical to claim entitlements even if you don't philosophically believe in them.
I didn't vote Tony in - not my responsibility when he makes changes the country doesn't agree with. But I'm not going to turn down $50k if it's available.
I would still prefer a different party to be in power where such payments were likely not forthcoming!
Original cap for income was 150k ( full years wage) so 6 months of that would be 75k.
Now it's 100k so 6 months would be 50k
Edit- also isn't it better for employers to have longer time with new employees ( rather than hire someone for 18 weeks then get rid of them) AND tax payers are NOT footing the bill
Maybe you should educate yourself before posting
Last edited by maternidade; 01-05-2014 at 09:49.
Sorry, but a mum is a mum is a mum and a dad is a dad is a dad. If you don't work, you should get the new PPL at the minimum wage. If you do work, you should get it at your pay rate, if you earn over $100k, you should still get it, but at the same rate a parent earning $100k would get it.
I guess we have to look at why these changes are being proposed. Does Tony Abott want to keep mums at home for longer 'where they should be' (not my opinion at all, but I'm sure it is his!) or is it so that employers will stop their payments (may not happen in every business) hence making them increase their profits ie looking after businesses, or something else???
having said that, I don't agree with the new arrangements, when they are thinking of cutting many benefits including FTB and taxing those earning over $80k. Those changes are almost being put in place to counteract the ridiculous amounts of money the government is planning on forking out PPL.
Last edited by A-Squared; 01-05-2014 at 11:12. Reason: Typo
I think I like @Lili81 idea - 75%, 26 weeks plus super. I'd go the super over the payment to be honest - the super is the biggest concern for me staying out of the workforce for too long. My mum was out 10 years and it has knocked a massive whack out of her super compared to others that even went back in 5 years. I also think super provides us with an important safety net as individuals and as a nation.
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