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    So what KG? Your husband studied and worked darn hard and pays high taxes and you did what? Oh that's right, you married him. You marrying someone who has done that does not give you the right to tell others what they should be doing to better the country.

    How exactly are people going to better their lives when uni is no longer capped? I honestly don't know how you think the disadvantaged would even get to uni or further study. Or how about when if your child loses a job before 30 you might have to take them in and look after then and pay their way?

    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.

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    I agree with you, in the scheme of things I know I am lucky. But what about pensioners, single parents, low income earners. The only people who would think this budget is any good are those who are only concerned with themselves and who are lacking empathy.

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    A few people have asked about homelessness funding, shelters and homeless children. For anyone interested, the Minister for Social Services himself stated quite clearly that the responsibility for housing and homelessness rests with the State. So don't expect anything from this Govt or budget.
    I'm fortunate to sit on an income higher than most thresholds. If im lucky I might get some CCR still. But the reason I hate this budget is not for my own loss or gain but my consideration of others who will suffer. The poor, the young, the old, the jobless, those on a quest for education, those in rural and regional areas, the homeless and so on it goes. So yeah, I'm sad and I curse the misrepresentations made about this country's actual financial situation, not the one dreamed up by Hockey, Abbott and Murdoch

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    The women of Australia need to understand, while they do the ironing, that they really need to marry men who have already gone to uni.. So pick up those skills ladies and marry good or face the consequences..

    Babies or uni...


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    Just a question regarding newstart. Is the 6 month cut off for singles no kids, or everyone on newstart?
    I'm on newstart dd is 7, DF is on newstart and recently lost his job. If this started tomorrow and in 6 months we haven't found work, we both just get cut?

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    Why do these choices for our country seem very Americanesque? Uni structure, health.. Obviously they are making big cuts because they are trying to pull in big dollars to 'pay the debt'. The debt is a distraction for sure. Did the 12b fighter jets make a mention? Look at where Americas social situation is, there are some serious dense areas there. But yet it's military and power that are admired. Is that what their goal is ultimately ? Russia and Ukraine ?? Sorry I'm speculating, I can't help think like this with politics.

    On a positive spin... Lack of funds and jobs may be creatively and compassionatly delightful. People will have to rely on neighbours, friends, reach out and come together and support each other, beautiful human relations could flourish. Self sufficient ways are character building. Could be a humbling experience full of contentment... Once we get over all the things we don't have, we be stronger people because we've had to rely on ourselves to get by. Feral cats are harder to catch than house cats . ..from speculation to rose coloured glasses.. hehe.

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    I just want to cry. I am so scared about what the future holds for my family after seeing this budget.
    There is nothing we can do to avoid possibly becoming homeless, anything we try will be affected.
    I'm really really scared :'(

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    My big concern from this budget is how I keep my family safe from an increase in desperate people doing desperate things???

    Also can someone tell me do we lose the $1000 dental over 2 years for kids?

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    Doesn't this all have to pass still?

    Also when does Centre link kick in the 'age 30 new start'.

    Does thst mean even for carers etc. I think we will be opening a business. Back to school back school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    This!! It irks me when I read this crap thrown around by the same people.

    My sister has studied so hard for years to get a law degree, yet she's opted to go into protecting women against domestic violence for next to nothing rather than going into a better paying law field.

    Meanwhile I'll be the first to admit I work a cushy job, have no degree and earn a stupid wage because I happened to fall into the right industry.

    She works so much harder harder than me, for a much better cause. So for someone to imply she's not contributing because she's practically volunteering really p!sses me off.
    So well said! It ****es me of when people earning in the top 2% of earners think they got there because they worked harder than the rest of us! Hahaha. It's so self indulgent. There is a lot if luck in being in a high earning positions. There is not necessarily any extra work or sacrifice being done. If it were me I'd tax them 5% extra and spread the money around to the hard workers who weren't as fortunate or chose not to sell their sole (as above quote demonstrates) to get the big bucks.

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    I am freaking out about this budget.
    As family of 8 with 5 with on going medical issues. How the he'll am I going to find all this money to see Dr, specialist, pathology, other test they need on regular basics. As for medicine well I am totally screwed. $5 might seem a lot but when you so many people on meds and some serval meds. It is going to be killer.

    With dental cuts I am unsure if dd will still get her operation and the pre and post care (over 2 years)


    I have a dd who lives on the other side of country. So if she lose her job. She a 12 mth lease at her flat. Etc... she just can't fly home and live with us. (as much as I would love her home).
    No new start at all for 25. What the he'll. She has never been on it. But no safety net at all. Just because of her age.

    Our crime rate is going to sky rocket.




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