the budget will not affect me very much at all
The budget will affect me, but it wont cause me any financial difficulties
the budget will affect me, and will cause me to tighten my belt a bit
the budget will affect me substantially, and will cause me financial difficulties
the budget will affect me substantially, and I am not in a position to afford these changes AT ALL
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.
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!
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 ...
Last edited by dee1; 14-05-2014 at 23:16.
my point though was that even at 50km a day, an increase in fuel prices will affect people.
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...
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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