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26-03-2012 15:33 #11
26-03-2012 15:33 #12Senior Member
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I don't mind being either working mum or SAHM but think parents/families in general need more governement support. So any bonus is a good bonus, just wish it was across the board.
26-03-2012 15:35 #13Guest Guest
Can someone link the new rebate for nannies (if it's new?)
26-03-2012 15:38 #14Senior Member
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I'm a SAHM & I agree with the nanny rebate. If I ever had to go back to work, I love the thought that my children could be looked after at home, by 1 person.
I have also thought before that SAHM should have some kind of superannuation sceme. Being out of the workforce for any amount of time does put us at a finabcial disadvantage. We do well living on one income, but there certainly isn't much leftover. Whilke DP & I plan on staying together, I understand that any number of things could change that, & I do feel vulnerable.
I know some would say I should get a job, but with 4 children childcare fees would far outwiegh my earning capacity.
I think all mothers should be supported to raise their families, however thay choose to do that. I just find it sad that as soon as one "side" gets something, everyone gets defensive instead of support each other, no matter what our decisions. Women face scutiny over whether you work or not from society as a whole, we don't need to turn on each other as well.
PS those last comments were not directed at anything said in this thread, just a general comment at what I have witnessed for years.
26-03-2012 15:45 #15Senior Member
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I agree, I'd love to see something done to help SAHMs with superannuation and some of the other inconsistencies in this regard. I don't think that giving a family who works a rebate as assistance equals saying "stuff you" to another group of families where one is at home and doesn't require nanny assistance. Just as I don't think increasing the workers minimum wage = stuff you to the unemployed.
Believe me, we're going to need nannies once Tony Abbott is PM as he's a huge fan of AWAs - so none of this 8.30 - 5 pm business We're gonna need all the help we can get!
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26-03-2012 15:59 #16
Currently as a SAHM it would be nice to have something extra coming in as times are becoming tough, however as I will be going back to work in a few months with 2 kids this time round, any additional rebates or incentives that will assist my family are welcome.
And perhaps it allow me to work less days (I worked full-time when my daughter was young) and have more time at home with the kids so there is a better work/life balance. Being a SAHM isn't feasible for our family.
26-03-2012 16:01 #17
Why does there have to be such a divide between working mums and SAHMs? Surely ANYTHING the government does to help mums and children is a good thing. Providing working mums with the option of being able to afford a nanny surely is fanastic.
Those who need/want to work have more childcare options, more flexibility and the option of one-on-one care for their child - WIN!
The ability to compete on a somewhat level playing field with your childless co-workers and not be "the one who always leaves bang on 5.30 to collect her child from daycare" - WIN!
If as a SAHM you want to use daycare there will be more places available - WIN!
If as a SAHM you never want to put your child in daycare or use a nanny and you are fortunate enough to be able to do that - what everyone else does is completely irrelevant - WIN!
What exactly do you want the government to give you OP? Some sort of non-means-tested SAHM payment? As a full-time working mum I'd be absolutely all for it! I think all SAHMs do a fantastic, unenviable job and should be paid accordingly
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