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    Currently it takes a woman with children ten years to pay off a HELP/HECS debt for an average degree.

    Under the new budget it would take the same woman 34 years.

    Pretty off-putting isn't it!

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    I thought this was quite a good, balanced article. http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and...526-38z4d.html

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    Thanks for sharing that, I especially liked:
    But the SAHM is working. At home. And while we may not mourn her extinction, we will miss her. Because most of these women are not living a life of luxury in tennis dresses and reading blogs all day (but hi and thank you if you are). They are running the canteen, volunteering on the P and C, taking other women’s kids to sport, going on the excursions, baking cakes for stalls, looking after their parents and their parents in law and volunteering at the local Vinnies. They are studying and they are supporting their children, their partner and their community.
    As Hilary Clinton said ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Some don’t work because their kids have special needs, or because they simply can’t earn enough to pay for childcare, transport and costs. Some feel the financial hit is worth less than the emotional cost of being parted from their divine darlings. Whatever the reason they shouldn’t have to justify their decision. We should respect the work these women do at home and for the community.

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    I have a question. Sorry if this is out of place as havent read thru the whole thread.

    In regards to parents being financially responsible for their adult children for longer.
    What about child support? If parents are meant to financially support their adult kids then why does child support cut off at 18yrs old.

    Just looking way into the future as DD1 is only 6 but say she is 21 and struggling financially im meant to support her but her dad gets off scot free cause he doesnt have to pay child support after she is 18??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    Currently it takes a woman with children ten years to pay off a HELP/HECS debt for an average degree.

    Under the new budget it would take the same woman 34 years.

    Pretty off-putting isn't it!
    How do you know that when uni's haven't even set the new fees yet? (Genuine question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    How do you know that when uni's haven't even set the new fees yet? (Genuine question)

    Oh, I just heard it on the news!
    Last edited by Ellewood; 27-05-2014 at 09:34. Reason: Stupid auto correct is whack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    John Green is awesome. smart, smart man

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    You get biscuits? We have to bring our own tea, coffee and milk - although we do get free hot water so it ain't all bad

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    There are lazy workers and wasteful practices in all workplaces, public and private. I work in the public sector, DP private. Both of us work with a mix of highly motivated, passionate people and lazy so-and-so's. Interesting that no-one ever whines about lazy engineers and designers being a drain on the system- despite the fact that he does loads of work for governments. So you know, some of your tax payer's money goes into his company's coffers.
    We get excited if the biscuit tin is full- his office has a fully stocked bar fridge, a choice of half a dozen fancy muesli mixes and trays of pastries and fruit every morning, and pizza on Friday evening. Yup, public service waste is just disgraceful

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    There's only one solution to this budget mess. Vote me in for PM at the next election.

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    A person who takes time off to have a family (mainly women) will still be charged interest on her HECS as well, and will end up paying up to 30% more on HECs taking into account the 6% interest that has been put forward by the government. Yet another way to keep women down. Sigh.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    Currently it takes a woman with children ten years to pay off a HELP/HECS debt for an average degree.

    Under the new budget it would take the same woman 34 years.

    Pretty off-putting isn't it!

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