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    The current work/study test is for the CCR

    from what I understand (and it is complex) those who get FTB part A can get various amounts of subsidised childcare (both CCR and CCB) without meeting the work/study test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelleBH View Post
    I see a lot of people saying working mums will suffer if their work entitlement is less than govt PPL - I understood the new proposal to mean that you could CHOOSE one or the other ie. if your work pays you 4 weeks and that equates to less than govt PPL you'd choose govt PPL..?
    Yes that is my understanding also. However the govt would then need to take into consideration that payment occuring ONLY after birth plus the possible 28 day wait isnt going to be sufficient. As it would leave mothers with a good 2-3 months with no payment when its needed.

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    This little mention here "85 per cent back per child of the actual fee or benchmark price (whichever is lower)" raises alarm bells to me.

    It actually means that working families from inner cities will get between 50% and 85% of that benchmark price.
    The productivity commission estimated that price to be $79 per day. So parents would get between $39 and $67 back per day.

    Most inner cities childcare charge between $100-$120 per day if not more.

    Effectively inner cities parents would therefore get between 33 and 56% back...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    Slated for 2017 but hopefully never. Labor and Greens have both said they will not support it or the previous budget measures in the senate.
    I read effective July 2016 for ppl, childcare changes effective 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    I read effective July 2016 for ppl, childcare changes effective 2017
    Yep. But it will be hard to pass before July 2016 and next year is an election year (most likely - the deadline for the election is Jan 2017 and it'll get called before then).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    @BH-KatiesMum

    This little mention here "85 per cent back per child of the actual fee or benchmark price (whichever is lower)" raises alarm bells to me.

    It actually means that working families from inner cities will get between 50% and 85% of that benchmark price.
    The productivity commission estimated that price to be $79 per day. So parents would get between $39 and $67 back per day.

    Most inner cities childcare charge between $100-$120 per day if not more.

    Effectively inner cities parents would therefore get between 33 and 56% back...!
    I read somewhere that the benchmark is $110 but I can't remember where I read it.

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    yes that is the bit that concerned me too. What they set as the benchmark.

    I understood it to be high at the moment ... but it is very likely that it wont keep pace with actual costs

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    I'd love to know where in Perth I can get my DD in for the benchmark. We're on a list for two and one is $110 a day and the other $120 a day. We've been on the list since September last year before she was even born.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber4304 View Post
    I read somewhere that the benchmark is $110 but I can't remember where I read it.
    Ah! much better than $79
    I hope they keep revising the benchmark every year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    66k are year is not a lot surely? It doesn't take into account the amount of children either. Sure 66K for one person is perfectly fine, but what if someone has 3, 4, 5 kids? It wouldn't go anywhere. It is just going to make it harder for those who are already on low incomes. Gah!
    To me no, but I've seen families on here say their total combined income is under 40k

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