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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben&Jake&SamanthasMum View Post
    No...that is bull****. Me and DH earn just over $100,000 and can barely get by each week. Why? Because 4 years ago when we scraped a deposit for our house after living with my in laws, we were doing OK budget wise. Fast forward 4 years and every.single.payment. we have has gone up but our wages have stayed the same. We are slowly sinking and we don't do anything. No extras, no eating out, no vacations and no savings. If we lost our FTB it would truly **** us. Even though we don't get a lot, every cent is accounted for. With Australia's ridiculous cost of living and inflated prices on anything, $100,000 is not a lot of money. I truly feel for people who are worse off than us but we still need it.
    For families on over $100k who have overextended themselves, losing FTB will hurt, and some will have to downsize their lives a bit to accomdate the loss, but I believe they should, because welfare is not at all appropriate. I don't believe at all that middle class families ($100k) need welfare. Welfare should be a scaffold, not a life support. It's for poor families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    The less advantaged relying on government payments perhaps need to work at making their situation better so they can earn more money. No one should be relying on the government to pay them for the rest of their lives. My dh worked and studied darn hard to get into the line of work that paid the big bucks and made sacrifices for our family along the way, he should not be penalised for it continuously, the reason people work in high paying positions is to be in a better financial position but unfortunately the ridiculasly high tax you pay means it isn't the case.
    I actually take offence at the suggestion that I obviously haven't worked hard, made sacrifices or studied hard just because I don't earn 'the big bucks'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I read on another site they won't start until 2017, so we have a while yet.
    If that's the case then I guess we still have a few years to prepare. My son will be 6 by then anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I actually take offence at the suggestion that I obviously haven't worked hard, made sacrifices or studied hard just because I don't earn 'the big bucks'.
    Didn't you know that those of us on under 100k are not really contributing.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaJones View Post
    Didn't you know that those of us on under 100k are not really contributing.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Perhaps every job should be paying over 100k a year then. We wouldn't have low paying jobs if that was the case.
    hmm I happily sit plank in the middle on 60k. I quit my smokes years ago but hey we all have vices I quit my drinks I save 200 plus dollars a week for our IVF treatment. The rest goes on mortgage, petrol, groceries, electricity, phone plus internet, private health and car repayment. The hubby gets 60k he pays for his half of the mortgage, home and contents insurance, credit card, his own fuel and he saves 300 per week also goes to a mutual IVF fund. Now if we could **** and just have a baby imagine the savings. Ho hum just thinking everyone has their priorites, right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    That's what most people are trying to do by attempting to go to uni!
    This! I am in an industry which is severely underpaid...we have been putting off our wedding and buying a home until I could do my degree, which by that stage both my kids would be in school. Now I may end up stuck on a minimum wage income for a job that is highly demanding and requires a lot of 'out of work' hours that aren't paid for

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    I'm feeling ill at the thought of people thinking this is a good budget.

    I'm feeling more sick at the thought that the majority of Australia voted this party in. I sincerely hope they are they ones paying for their votes out of their budget. But then again, most likely not. The libs always look after themselves. I'm currently penning a letter to Therese gambaro to illustrate my outrage and let her know that thin whisker she holds her seat by CAN change.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlee32 View Post
    hmm I happily sit plank in the middle on 60k. I quit my smokes years ago but hey we all have vices I quit my drinks I save 200 plus dollars a week for our IVF treatment. The rest goes on mortgage, petrol, groceries, electricity, phone plus internet, private health and car repayment. The hubby gets 60k he pays for his half of the mortgage, home and contents insurance, credit card, his own fuel and he saves 300 per week also goes to a mutual IVF fund. Now if we could **** and just have a baby imagine the savings. Ho hum just thinking everyone has their priorites, right??
    So...which is it...you're on 50K or 60K? You're better off under the budget or worse off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    No Newstart for 6 months?!?!? So you lose your job and....live on what exactly?!?!?! This astounds me

    And let's not even go there with uni fee deregulation. For those that think it is a good budget, no one can agree that uni fee deregulation is a good idea, uni will end up costing 50k a year like it does in the USA.
    Does this mean there is no hecs at all? It sounds confusing. I thought there was still hecs but at unis rates

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