View Poll Results: How much will the budget affect you? and can you afford it?

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  • the budget will not affect me very much at all

    6 19.35%
  • The budget will affect me, but it wont cause me any financial difficulties

    6 19.35%
  • the budget will affect me, and will cause me to tighten my belt a bit

    10 32.26%
  • the budget will affect me substantially, and will cause me financial difficulties

    5 16.13%
  • the budget will affect me substantially, and I am not in a position to afford these changes AT ALL

    4 12.90%
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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    Only 50km hey?

    Did I miss something?

    Or maybe just too tired😴
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    The budget won't greatly affect us. The $7 doctors fee is not an issue, I'm happy to pay that considering we are fortunate enough to be in good health and very, very rarely to to the doctors. The fuel hike will suck, but it's just another thing we will have to factor in our budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    You will only pay the $7 fit the first 10 visits for your dd.

    I'm quite shocked that 3 kids was considered a large family.
    Thanks, kinda sucks when you already pay to see a dr due to location.
    So $70 all up out of pocket for 10 visits.
    A few weeks ago dd was seeing her dr daily after we were tweaking some of her medication, it would have been hard being nearly $50 out of pocket that week if this was in effect now.

    I just worked out dd's prescriptions and my husbands with the increase, for us it's an extra $50 a f/n.... Yikes!

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    sorry - small things amuse me


    It seems to me that 50km a day to work and back is a fair way.

    But I guess it depends on your perspective ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    sorry - small things amuse me


    It seems to me that 50km a day to work and back is a fair way.

    But I guess it depends on your perspective ...
    I used to drive 120km a day so yeah 50 is nothing lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    sorry - small things amuse me


    It seems to me that 50km a day to work and back is a fair way.

    But I guess it depends on your perspective ...
    I used to travel a 2 hour commute to work, so 50km there and back is nothing to me. Unfortunately not everybody has the luxury of local work. Now that there is going to be a lot more people seeking employment, local jobs are going to become even more scarce.
    Last edited by dee1; 14-05-2014 at 23:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    sorry - small things amuse me


    It seems to me that 50km a day to work and back is a fair way.

    But I guess it depends on your perspective ...
    50km isn't far when you live regional ... the school run for me daily (without adding work into the mix) is 64km. Last financial year I travelled just under 39,000km and my husband over 20,000km, so fuel is a huge expense in our household.

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    my point though was that even at 50km a day, an increase in fuel prices will affect people.

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    Quick question, are all the ftb changes only going to happen on 1st July 2015? Looks like I'll only be having a year off with this bub , was hoping to stay home til try were in school guess I'm lucky I have a job to go back to though...

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    Impacts to us will be minimal and mostly be on the positive... We dont get any FTB so these changes wont impact. The GP co-payment will obviously apply, so I'm assuming the $65 fee I pay will go to $72. Hubby and I both work full time and are on reasonable wages so we currently have a fair but of buffer in our budget so I kind of agree that people in our situation perhaps shouldn't see a doctor for free, so I'm comfortable with this part of the budget, although think they should have put an eligibility threshold in based in income. The fuel excise will also impact, but I think it's only 1c per litre so won't have a huge impact... The positive side for me will be the paid mat leave - we are planning to try for number 2 at the end of the year, so the government scheme will make this dream a much easier, less stressful reality, where I will be able to take off & enjoy my babies first year. There has been so much flack on this scheme on this site and everywhere really about the scheme, but particularly in relationships where the woman is the primary breadwinner, this scheme will go a long way in enabling baby dreams, in the same way that perhaps the FTB A & B enable some woman to stay at home with their children... So this has been a big win for our family.

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