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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    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
    Hey, pull your finger out. It's my taxes paying for that hot water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    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??
    Because at 18 they are no longer children, they are adults?
    Child support is for the cost of raising children(clothes, school etc), not to help pay for an adults way because theyre unemployed & living at home.

    I'd hope that BOTH parents would want to help out their adult daughter/son when in need, and it shouldnt come down to "more CS". I know this sounds hypocritical but its just how I see it.

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    Stranger things have happened Let me just ask you what do you think of the cap being lifted in Unis? As PM, can you guarantee that women won't be the big losers if this comes into place and if so, how?

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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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    My taxes paid for your roads and new highways, even though I didn't drive until I was in my 30s. Up until then I public transported or walked everywhere. Can I get a refund of my taxes from 14 to 31?

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    Hey, pull your finger out. It's my taxes paying for that hot water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pusheen The Cat View Post
    Because at 18 they are no longer children, they are adults?
    Child support is for the cost of raising children(clothes, school etc), not to help pay for an adults way because theyre unemployed & living at home.

    I'd hope that BOTH parents would want to help out their adult daughter/son when in need, and it shouldnt come down to "more CS". I know this sounds hypocritical but its just how I see it.
    Id like to think that would be the case too and both parents would help out but quite a lot of parents only pay child support because they have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pusheen The Cat View Post
    Because at 18 they are no longer children, they are adults?
    Child support is for the cost of raising children(clothes, school etc), not to help pay for an adults way because theyre unemployed & living at home.

    I'd hope that BOTH parents would want to help out their adult daughter/son when in need, and it shouldnt come down to "more CS". I know this sounds hypocritical but its just how I see it.
    Well as parents we hope once our kids become adults that can look after themselves, but with the new changes to Newstart it creates genuine scenarios of a parent being stuck caring for their adult child.

    Like this scenario - son is 20, has worked 2 years FT then the business goes under. He only gets 2 months credit, so has to wait 4 months for Newstart. He's going out every single day, cold calling, applying for every single job in the area. Nothing. He can't pay his rent and bills on zero money so moves home with mum who is divorced from his father. It's a rather unfortunate and crappy situation, but why should the mother be saddled with the cost of feeding and clothing their son? Parenting doesn't stop at 18.

    Now I could understand if the son was just bludging his way through life, that his father may tell his mother, don't let him move in, you are enabling him. But in the scenario just given, what is she to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    There's only one solution to this budget mess. Vote me in for PM at the next election.
    Maybe....would we have to provide our own hot water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Stranger things have happened Let me just ask you what do you think of the cap being lifted in Unis? As PM, can you guarantee that women won't be the big losers if this comes into place and if so, how?
    I will probably repeal the cap being lifted ... You all probably know that I am not the softest person when it comes to welfare (although I have learned a lot from BH) but one thing I feel strongly about is that people who find themselves in tough situations should have the opportunity to better their lives if that is something they want to fork hard for.

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    http://www.theage.com.au/money/plann...527-390nq.html


    The analysis shows that if the income of a single parent with two children increases from $45,000 to $50,000 a year, their disposable income will increase by only $1706.


    Single parents with kids over 6 will not get FTB part B but will be eligible for a new supplement of $750 per child for kids between 6 + 12. But this is only payable if your income is under $48,000. if you earn $48,001 ... you get nothing.

    where is the incentive for Single Parents to earn anything? To try and help get themselves out of the never ending cycle of poverty?

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    Right there, you are already way better Liberal. Maybe you should run for PM!

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I will probably repeal the cap being lifted ... You all probably know that I am not the softest person when it comes to welfare (although I have learned a lot from BH) but one thing I feel strongly about is that people who find themselves in tough situations should have the opportunity to better their lives if that is something they want to fork hard for.


 

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