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    I think a lot of high income earners have NO idea how badly this will affect some people. Choosing seeing a doctor over buying fresh food is just horrible.

    I honestly had no idea before I joined BH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I think a lot of high income earners have NO idea how badly this will affect some people. Choosing seeing a doctor over buying fresh food is just horrible.

    I honestly had no idea before I joined BH.
    And I work three days a week. And I receive benefits. And I don't have a large family. Or a credit card debt. It's just horrifying.

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    I don't think that is a bad thing though, I have issues with people being forced back into the work force (LNP), I don't have a problem with people being encouraged back to the workforce (Scandinavian countries) .

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I agree with the sentiments of most people in this thread and despise TA and the Libs.

    But... As always when Scandanavian countries are mentioned as utopia-like, you need to remember that SAHP's are a tiny majority over there (as are non-parents who don't work). Obviously there is some non-voluntary unemployment but I'm talking about people who choose to stay home for 3,5,10 years or whatever to stay home with their kids. It just doesn't happen - they stay in the workforce and continue to pay their income taxes which keeps the system working. I don't think many people on this forum would actually like that reality.

    I have seen stats but can't be bothered to dig them out so you'll have to trust me 😃 - this is also anecdotally from people who live there.

    Men taking parental leave over there is also way more common which is great. Culturally we have a long way to go before we can start emulating socialist countries.

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    My ASD child also has a rare eye condition, Opthamologist don't accept health care cards where we are and we paid 280 for the first appointment, $200 after that , 5 appointments over 2 weeks, we only got ridiculous amounts back from medicare, like $40 each time, or something useless like that. This whole medicare thing has got me very stressed!

    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    How old is he? That doesnt sound correct at all, my DS2 was hospitalised at 9 weeks with RSV and had his first lot of antibiotics before that for what they thought was a throat infection (turns out it was actually blisters caused by his severe silent reflux.) I would be seeking a second opinion if it were me.

    Sorry to go Off Topic.

    I already pay between $180 & 350 fpr paed and OT etc appts for my son, not sure how much we get back as it just goes back into our account.

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    I just want encourage those who are upset about the budget to email their local member. Here's a link to find yours.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/find-your-local-mp.htm

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    DONE! My local member is LNP, quite satisfying to tell them that their horrific budget has inspired me to join the Labor party despite the fact that I am not a Labor voter. (But will be if there is another election - for sure, wouldn't risk it!)

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    I just want encourage those who are upset about the budget to email their local member. Here's a link to find yours.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/find-your-local-mp.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I'd consider getting a second opinion on the antibiotics. My DD was born at 30 weeks weighing 860 grams. She was given antibiotics at birth. They are commonly given to prems.
    Seconding the second opinion for the antibiotics. It's pretty routine for babies in the special care nursery.

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    Also done! But ours is and has always been a safe labour seat.

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    I went from living in a Labor seat (with Greens on the council etc) to a safe LNP seat.

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    Also done! But ours is and has always been a safe labour seat.

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    I've just moved from LNP (Kelly O'Dwyer - who told me to use occasional care when I wrote to her about the dire childcare situation!) into a staunch Labor area and right next door to Melbourne which I am pretty sure is still Green - Adam Bandt.

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