Mr Abbott also spoke on Sunrise, saying he accepted that “millions and millions of Australians are doing it tough right now”.
“I want to lighten their load, not make it worse.
The only 2 that have really got me is the $7 doctor one and the uni one. Not because I can't afford the $7 but because if hat it means for us as a country. We will never again have free healthcare.
The uni one because now instead of being able to our my kids through private schooling for high school we will be having to start college funds for them instead. Same as if we were in America.
I'm mainly sad that we will now pay around $80 to see a gp instead of the $73 we normally pay. I wouldn't mind so much if we only had to pay $7. 😔 everything adds up petrol prices increasing wages don't seem to be. Well not for us anyway
@amyd Veterinary school, I imagine, is competitive because so many people grow up wanting to be vets. The salary might not reflect the expense taken to get the degree. Im not sure. I just think people want to be vets, which makes it competitive.
And to be fair to tony Abbott I'm not sure he is the one we need to be mad at. The reason we as a country are in this spot is because of the previous governments. Guessing a fair number of you voted lib in knowing there would be cuts and because labour stuffed us up.
It really was a lose/lose election last time around but I still maintain Libs were the lesser of 2 evils.
I disagree the best lecturers go overseas.
What we will see is university education become a business where they will get the same lecturers and pocket the proceeds. People will pay their uni fees until they die. If the govt had put min wage up to 80k a year then it would be worth it. They haven't. And it will be the most important trades, like social work, teaching, nursing that pay pretty crap, where no one will want to do them anymore. Why do a SW degree, at 120k to be paid 40-50k a year? You can't say well that's only 3-4 years of working. People don't get a job and put their entire income on their HECS! people have to live.
The only people benefiting from this budget are the wealthy, business and the Americans where we will buy more obsolete aircraft for billions of dollars.
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