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    Well I personally think that the baby bonus is a bonus that you don't earn. Sure $5k would be nice, but if its $3k sobeit.

    ML you have earnt and are entitled to every cent.

    If one should go it should be the BB IMO.

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    It's one of those things that are easy to axe. I'd much rather the BB be reduced/removed than other vital services have cut backs.

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    the taxpayers - which I assume most of us are part of - are paying for the population to grow and keep working and creating values so that they keep paying tax and support us when we are old and grey :-)

    if we follow your reasoning then why should the taxpayer pay for public school?

    Let just have a birth deficit in Australia and get migrants to fill the need for (qualified) workers. I'd be happy with that being a migrant myself

    PS : I don't think the baby bonus was/is the best system but any country needs to support their families somehow

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    Doesn't bother me. In the end, every cent helps whether it be 1k or 5k.

    If I have more children, I will have to buy everything as everything was given away but I am also in the position now to get ML instead of the BB which is much better for us anyway.

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    Default Re: Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    You don't NEED 5k to buy everything a baby 'needs'
    You don't even NEED 3k,

    It's a bonus woohoo, i don't get the spazz people have when the bonus is altered.

    I do agree though that *maybe* we should NOT raise pollies wages, NO ONE NEEDS 500k- mil + a year in a wage


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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    the taxpayers - which I assume most of us are part of - are paying for the population to grow and keep working and creating values so that they keep paying tax and support us when we are old and grey :-)

    if we follow your reasoning then why should the taxpayer pay for public school?

    Let just have a birth deficit in Australia and get migrants to fill the need for (qualified) workers. I'd be happy with that being a migrant myself

    PS : I don't think the baby bonus was/is the best system but any country needs to support their families somehow
    Sounds good to me!
    I'm happy to contribute my tax bill to schools, health etc. I just don't think that the bb is necessary. Really, how ridiculous, paying people cash to have babies. Now paid mat leave, that's a different story.

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    Why? BRV
    Because I think it's a waste.

    There is ftb for families.

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    I'm with BRV. Good.
    And seriously, $500k to a million? I don't think so. Pollies get paid decently but they would be paid a hell of a lot more in equivalent private positions. I don't have a problem with pollies earning a decent wage, if we didn't pay them well, who would do it? People who CAN'T get a job in the private sector at that level? Sounds like a terrible idea to me.

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    The gouvernement should ******line the baby bonus/PPL process and have 1 system for everyone - means tested.

    Moreover they should do the work and offer better childcare services.

    I personally don't get the Bb so not fussed about the change. :-p
    But I think about the big picture!

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    You don't NEED 5k to buy everything a baby 'needs'
    You don't even NEED 3k,

    It's a bonus woohoo, i don't get the spazz people have when the bonus is altered.

    I do agree though that *maybe* we should NOT raise pollies wages, NO ONE NEEDS 500k- mil + a year in a wage


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