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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    You seem to have a one-size-fits-all approach to life. You have no idea if the complexity of people and their various situations. And certainly no compassion.

    oh and way to patronise single mums.
    Thanks for wording so succinctly what I was trying to think to write.

    Life is not one size nor one set of circumstances, beliefs or values fits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Can you imagine a single mother with a child under 12 years of age surviving a grad year?? I sure as hell can't.
    Nooooo, don't say that, that will be me next year. Really hoping that living under the poverty line for the last year is not going to be for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lillytheo View Post
    Return to work full time, I am currently on maternity leave (i know, don't die of shock, i would return to work despite my child not being school age !!) sell the house we've both been working for and downsize significantly. I am and have always been excellent at budgeting so I'm sure those skills will hold me in good steed & I'm sure I can get some tips from my mum on how to make it work, seeing as she raised two without support.
    Don't forget my husband is employed so I would receive some form of child support & he is a great Dad so he would want to have lots of access to his child.

    Oh and whilst I was a single mummy I wouldn't be having anymore kids, I'm sure that will help.

    It can be done ladies, you can be a single parent and work! I know people who have done/are doing it!! Particularly when you're kids are at school.

    But I guess those with the mentality that they are entitled to be handed everything would see it as too much like hard work and require effort and will never change their minds.
    Single mum here who works full time and gets no CS, PPS, nothing. I'm also teaching my daughter to appreciate how lucky and privileged she is and that lots of other people have a much harder lot in life and that we should be compassionate and help people wherever we can, rather than judge them from our ivory tower. Something your mother clearly failed to teach you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Nooooo, don't say that, that will be me next year. Really hoping that living under the poverty line for the last year is not going to be for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Do you mean like PPL? Yes I think that should exist. BB? Not sure. Most other countries seem to survive ok without it, but I don't presume to know the ins and outs of the social security systems in other countries.

    If you're asking if I think the Government should give payments high enough to allow parents (single or otherwise) to stay home for six years until their kid goes to school the answer is no.
    Parenting payments full stop,
    The govt has parenting payment single and partnered,
    You don't believe a woman should get payed for parenting so do you believe parenting payment should not exist at all? (NOT baby bonus or paid parental leave)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    Parenting payments full stop,
    The govt has parenting payment single and partnered,
    You don't believe a woman should get payed for parenting so do you believe parenting payment should not exist at all? (NOT baby bonus or paid parental leave)
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    I don't know enough about that specific payment to comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I don't know enough about that specific payment to comment.
    It's the parenting payment, unless you or your partner earn to much you get it,
    My dp could earn 1100$ a fortnight and I was still entitled to $400 from centrelink as a 'psrtnered parent'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    It's the parenting payment, unless you or your partner earn to much you get it,
    My dp could earn 1100$ a fortnight and I was still entitled to $400 from centrelink as a 'psrtnered parent'

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    $400 a fortnight? Not enough to live on I'd say! And as I mentioned, I don't think that people should be given adequate money to stay home full time for six years. That doesn't mean I think they should receive nothing at all to supplement income they either get from working themselves or their partners income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    $400 a fortnight? Not enough to live on I'd say! And as I mentioned, I don't think that people should be given adequate money to stay home full time for six years. That doesn't mean I think they should receive nothing at all to supplement income they either get from working themselves or their partners income.
    Uhm I never said parenting payements weren't enough to live on I said looking for work payment ALONE was not enough to live on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    Uhm I never said parenting payements weren't enough to live on I said looking for work payment ALONE was not enough to live on

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    I think we are at crossed wires - I didn't say you said that either (I would do the roll eyes icon but can't do it from my phone)z


 

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