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    Default The new budget

    With the new budget ideas floating around. How will it affect your family?

    Will you have to go back to work?
    Will you financially be able to afford to live if you budget better etc...

    Im just wondering how it will affect us.

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    I havn't seen any news lately so i have no idea

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    How will it affect your family? We're already stuggling on newstart & ppp,tfb to get by on, so we will be worse off without the ftb if it gets scrapped.

    Will you have to go back to work? DP was already looking for work so no difference there, I was planning on going back to study 2nd semester this year aswell so I'm not sure, possibly?.

    Will you financially be able to afford to live if you budget better etc... No. We will need 2 full time incomes sooner rather than later.

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    We don't receive any money from centrelink so I don't think our life will change much at all after the new budget is released.

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    Well being a single mum, low income earner, casually employed, a uni student, have children that attend public a school, a child with ASD who my medicare card and subsequent benefits are utilised reguarly for, I have a lot to be worried about.

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    Well, no, not really. We're probably all just going to die from inability to access a doctor or starvation, but otherwise, all is well really, not see what the fuss is about.

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    Zak- when you say it like that its very daunting lol.

    We get ftb without that we are screwed! Hubby is a plumber but gets crap wage. Im not sure I csn go back to uni if this all passes

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    Someone l know personally died last year because she couldn't afford to go to the Dr twice in one fortnight.

    I can it will be a serious problem under the user pay system. More people will die. People will get sicker before seeing a Dr and the health bill and wait list will blow out.


    Now I understand this won't affect a lot of mums on here as they have young families.
    How the he'll are kids suppose to survive the 6 mth wait before they can claim welfare. It is not like there are the same job add running week after week and they can't find people to employ. Most entry level (low paying, school leaver accessible jobs) you get hundreds of people apply for the same job.

    A Lot of kids will go hungry if they scrap ftb.

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    Does anyone know what happens with the drs say where I live there is no bulk billing clinic unless the dr personally decides to bulk bill your particular consult so we pay about $73 and get around $30 back from Medicare. Will this mean we will get less back or pay $80 or $90 per consult??

    We get ftb. Without it means I will have to go back to work earlier and for more hours after this bub is born 😔

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    DP and I both work full time and don't receive and FTB so that won't hurt us too much. In saying that, when I was a sole parent, losing FTB would have hurt so bad. I will be on maternity leave in October but will be taking the bare minimum time off work as we wouldn't be able to survive even on the current FTB arrangements.

    The Medicare co payment will affect us. DP has systemic lupus and frequently visits doctors. That would be an extra cost that we just couldn't afford. Cost of living is just far too high as it is.


 

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