I thought people might be interested in this but its not extra money just last years brought forward
PARENTS will receive up to $820 for every child they have at school - paid directly into their bank account next month - as part of a federal government overhaul to combat rising education costs.
In another sign the government is preparing a Robin Hood Budget that targets the rich but helps battling families, Julia Gillard will announce the means-tested payment today.
The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the payment will replace the existing education tax refund, which forced parents to keep receipts to prove they had spent thousands of dollars on computers and school uniforms before claiming a rebate for education expenses.
About a million families eligible for the existing scheme -- to be axed in Tuesday's Budget -- were not claiming their full entitlements under the current scheme. The Sunday Telegraph previously revealed about 600,000 families were not claiming at all, missing out on $300 million.
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06-05-2012 07:43 #1Member
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Education Tax refund
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06-05-2012 08:44 #2
Payment for school children
Have you seen this ??
What do you think about it ?? Think she's just throwing cash at parents to keep her as leader ??
06-05-2012 08:51 #3
I literally JUST heard about this on sunrise and came online to see what they're talking about
Your link isnt working
06-05-2012 08:53 #4
It might not work as I posted from my phone sorry !! Someone might be able to find the article and post
Yeah I just seen it posted by a friend on Facebook!!
While I think it's a good thing as school does cost a lot of money every year ! I think those with children that 'wag ' shouldn't be entitled to it!!
I also see it as a " let's throw some cash at these parents and get them to vote for me again"
06-05-2012 08:56 #5
It will be means-tested. It will replace the existing education tax refund. I still can't see her getting back in or keeping her job for very much longer.
06-05-2012 08:58 #6
06-05-2012 08:58 #7Member
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my daughter turned 5 in march, she dosnt start school till july so we just miss out
06-05-2012 09:00 #8
The old way was means tested you had to be getting at least some Tax A to get it.
Last edited by *Cj*; 06-05-2012 at 09:07.
06-05-2012 09:01 #9
06-05-2012 09:02 #10
Oh true. apologies.
Still don't agree with the changes though!
Last edited by GoneBatty; 06-05-2012 at 09:05.
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