By this Im referring to the new household assistance payments, etc.
I am struggling. We as a couple are struggling. Very worried about carbon taxes, rise in daycare fees etc. I don't know what to do
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 51
01-07-2012 18:14 #1
Anyone not receiving income supplements?
01-07-2012 18:16 #2
Same! It's scary stuff!
01-07-2012 18:24 #3
Freaking. Out. Don't know how we are going to cope. We are better off with me working full time, even with daycare fees. I feel like im not doing the right thing by DS although I know I have no choice.
I was looking at some of the figures that people are getting supplemented and it would help.. A lot
01-07-2012 18:25 #4
I suspect we won't get anything. Not like we are rolling in cash, but based on our income estimate we get no fortnightly government payments as it is.
I am shiz scared to see my next power bill.
01-07-2012 18:30 #5
We get nothing and apparently will be $1000 a year worse off. I thought it was supposed to be big polluters who paid?
The Following User Says Thank You to Von Zipper For This Useful Post:
01-07-2012 18:34 #6
01-07-2012 18:34 #7
We are the same as you. No supplements at all. Not sure where this extra is "meant" to come from. My wage goes up at the inflation level each year I believe but that won't cover the rise in electricity. Or any other services that increase.
01-07-2012 18:38 #8
I'm not up to speed with it all but apparently there will be some tax cuts. Are we also getting wage rises as per CPI? I have heard that it won't be enough to cover the electricity either. Sigh. I worry about our future. All we can do is the very best we can for our children and sacrifice everything we can for them.
01-07-2012 18:45 #9
This. Sucks. .. Especially private industry. I'm in public service and despite the general perception, not all of us employed by govt sit on our butts and do nothing. I work hard for my money.
I have gained all the seniority that I can for now so no increments etc.. The only thing I can do is look for a higher paying job, and where I work, that means more stress and probably more hours. Te only raise I'll get otherwise is through CPI.
The Following User Says Thank You to Bunny Lover For This Useful Post:
01-07-2012 18:47 #10
The gov. have completely under estimated how much the carbon tax is going to affect us all.
To be honest I am scared about my next power bill, the cost of fuel, cost of food etc. We struggle enough as it is with so many expences and now everything is going up I dont know what we are going to do.
All I know is with the power prices going up almost 18% and gas 17% its going to be a cold winter and a hot summer. I wont be able to run any heating or cooling.
Baby Car Seats and Infant Car RestraintsBuying a baby car seat? Check out our 'go-to' links here!
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
The Word Association Game #24Games & fun stuff
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat