Not all kids cope with full time d/c or school with OSHC. I agree with FTB being cut off for those earning 100k + but not everyone.
I just thank God that I dont have to make the choice between food on the table or kids mental health. I cannot believe you think it's acceptable for all kids to be in FT care throughout school.
Btw what about high school. Currently it's illegal to leave your 12yo at home alone but there are no OSHC for high schoolers in yr 7&8.
What do you do then?
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
It seems free uni education runs in the family. I know it's a 'scholarship' but I question how above board this was, and whether she would have received a full scholarship had her father not had relationship with the boss of this uni.
About this no new start thing, as a young person I'm incredibly happy. I work as a supervisor at a coles store while I study and see many people my age continue to enjoy free money without a single attempt at getting a job in the past couple years since finishing school.
My partner works full time as a cook and brings in little more than many others our age who don't work or study.
Many people our age have been brought up with the idea that money is free. Their parents and grandparents had government aide due to their low income status but they want expect a full wage.
"In the six months applicants for Newstart and Youth Allowance do not receive income support, they will be required to undertake government-funded job seeking programs.
Newstart applicants will receive one month of income support for every year they worked before applying for the dole and exceptions to the six months of no income support include parents, young people unable to work more than 30 hours a week, part-time apprentices and Disability Employment Service clients.
People who refuse jobs will also be penalised with their income payments withdrawn." (http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...yment-benefits)
I see this as being very fair.
What about those who are stuck where they live, don't have the finances to move but also don't have any job opportunities where they live? Shouldn't they be able to receive some support?
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My parents easily would have been under the $100,000. I'm not so fased by dropping that income limit even though we sit at around $90000 so that could cut us off in the future, but I don't agree that anyone with a 6 year old should be working full time and relying on child care.
If they could prove their case was a real issue and not just the issue of laziness (as it is 90% of the time) then I believe exceptions should be made.
To be fair though I think Australia's welfare system is far to generous. If you are unemployed you should be given the bare minimum to scrape buy on. It's not fair that without working you can have a new phone, nice new tv and a decent car when many people working have almost no disposable income and struggle to live.
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