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    So does that mean they are removing the cap of how much HECS/Fee Help you can receive? Atm i think it is capped at $90000 or something? With starting to repay when you earn over $52000 annually. So now you could end up with a ridiculous debt and have to start repaying at a lower annual salary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpmakes2 View Post
    So now you could end up with a ridiculous debt and have to start repaying at a lower annual salary?
    Yes and yes. We are going to have people spending their entire lives paying off uni debt so universities can become a business. I predict with the changes to FTB and this, we are going to end up in a generation or 2 with a nation of unskilled min wage workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    We manage happily on 50k with 2 kids.... 120k would be a dream
    I would love for us to have 120k. Would solve all our financial problems!! Fu.ck all to one person is the world to someone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I am suspecting that Abbott and Hockey have cut financial support to the states to encourage the states to ask for a rise in the GST.
    This is what the abc lady was asking him and he kept saying "thats upto the states" what a douche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpmakes2 View Post
    So does that mean they are removing the cap of how much HECS/Fee Help you can receive? Atm i think it is capped at $90000 or something? With starting to repay when you earn over $52000 annually. So now you could end up with a ridiculous debt and have to start repaying at a lower annual salary?
    I'm pretty sure the cap was removed a few years ago, it's called SLE -Student learning entitlement. You can check the study assist website (I'd do it but going to bed now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Yes and yes. We are going to have people spending their entire lives paying off uni debt so universities can become a business. I predict with the changes to FTB and this, we are going to end up in a generation or 2 with a nation of unskilled min wage workers.
    I don't think there will be enough min. Wage jobs. So goodness knows what will happen when Joe Blow graduates from high school, can't afford uni (cos can't get a job to put himself through it), can't get a min wage job because he couldn't get an after school one after competing with 3000 other high school kids for four positions, has no income for six months and no ability to upskill or get a minimum wage job.

    I didn't see much to do with job creation in the budget. Where are these magical jobs coming from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I don't think it was mean at all. Like my post, we are simply pointing out when there are only two adults it's way cheaper to live. I do truly feel for this person she is having such issues..... but it's not meant as a mean comment, just fact?

    I just don't think she gets how expensive kids are. Hell, when I was childless, nor did I. It's not an insult, again, it's just fact.
    Yes! Thank you for clarifying that better than I was able to, I was just trying to balance an argument.

    I agree children are very expensive and now with this budget you are possibly going to be financially responsible for your adult child under 30 if they loose their job! Yay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Yes and yes. We are going to have people spending their entire lives paying off uni debt so universities can become a business. I predict with the changes to FTB and this, we are going to end up in a generation or 2 with a nation of unskilled min wage workers.
    Which will bring us into line with Developing countries and make Australian goods competitive - how very Gina Reinhart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeee View Post
    I'm pretty sure the cap was removed a few years ago, it's called SLE -Student learning entitlement. You can check the study assist website (I'd do it but going to bed now)
    Oh thanks will look it up. I am quite politically uneducated, this is the first year I have actually paid attention and researched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I don't think it was mean at all. Like my post, we are simply pointing out when there are only two adults it's way cheaper to live. I do truly feel for this person she is having such issues..... but it's not meant as a mean comment, just fact?

    I just don't think she gets how expensive kids are. Hell, when I was childless, nor did I. It's not an insult, again, it's just fact.
    I don't think it has anything to do with how expensive kids are. When you are staring down the barrel of never being able to have kids, people complaining (legitimately or otherwise about the cost of children) can come across as selfish as well.

    I'm pretty sure the PP would give up most of her income to have a child. I know I certainly would have, so when you are in that frame of mind it is difficult to compherend the situation that most of the other posters find themselves in.

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