personally I prefer to take my $200 a week welfare (FTB) and spend that 8 hours with my kids.
We do choose not to take any PP or Austudy (but have HCC) as we are only eligible thanks to our financial planners advice, and the associated paperwork Id have to fill out regularly is a headache.
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01-12-2012 00:37 #321-
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01-12-2012 01:10 #322
This thread seems to have gone off topic and into people's personal situations.
The thread is about newstart allowance and veto to changes to the newstart.
(Ie. newstart does not include rent assistantance, family tax benefit or child support or other benefits which can be debated further, however, people who qualify for newstart do generally qualify for other benefits). So talk about baby bonus, or rent assistance, or ccb, or ftb A or ftb b can be relevant, however, it is not relevant to pull apart or question other member's payments they may or may not receive from the government while on newstart.
ETA: further posts re: questioning other members personal situations may be removed.
Please keep this on track regarding the newstart allowance.
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01-12-2012 06:01 #323Senior Member
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01-12-2012 06:23 #324
Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.
So yes I agree something needs to be don't about childcare, including the cost as mine is $120 a day before rebate which means its definitely not a 50% rebate and we don't get CCB or anything.
Your last point is the one I don't share the same view on, as harsh as I know it comes across. Yes it's hard to leave yours kids to go to work. But I still don't think the Govt should fully fund parents to stay home.
Please note the use of the word fully - not saying there should be nothing as has been discussed before (someone told me about something called a parenting payment, for example).
01-12-2012 06:26 #325
01-12-2012 06:33 #326
Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.
I have thought about this a bit more.... I realise I'm lucky as I have a career I
enjoy which not everyone has. So is probably feel differently if I had a crappy job that I hated as then might not bother working if 50% went on daycare.
But I still stand by my feeling that Govt handouts shouldn't give people similar amounts to if they are working. And before I get shot down I don't think that they are at all! But it's why I don't think they should be increased too much.
I actually don't think $50 a week is too much and if it hasn't increased since the 90's then that's just stupid and probably should be so ASAP.
01-12-2012 08:06 #327
01-12-2012 08:42 #328
He is the last person on earth I would have thought would end up unemployed at this point in his life but it happened, right after the Brisbane floods where he lost his car and had extensive damage to his house.
He went in to a kind of depression and had to relocate back to NSW for a while while he got back on his feet. He went in to a partnership with another guy and spent the next year setting up a business, only for the other guy to run the finances of the business into the ground.
My brother walked away from this and had to end up coming to live with me, a single Mum who's now been supporting my brother as he's been out of work for a year and a half and has no money left.
Going into Centrelink recently was probably the hardest thing he's ever had to do as he is such a proud person, but he has been struggling to find another job! He is 'overqualified' or 'under-referenced' at this point for every position and it's very frustrating for him, not to mention hard on me as well.
Now he should have a good job hopefully by the end of next week, BUT it's very clear to me how easily people can fall on hard times and how easy it is to get into a rutt. T
he longer you're out of work the harder it can be to get out there and have the confidence in interviews that usef to come so naturally. Having children on top of that can be almost crippling for many people.
It's just such a complex issue - unemployment, and there's no easy fix. AND it's not just the individula who is affected by it, what about the families who have to support them during hard times? It's so stresful for everyone involved. I truly believe my brother would have struggled to even get out the door and go to interviews if it weren't for his family providing support, accommodation, food, and constant encouragement and validation of his skills. As it is, he will have to travel to Sydney (1.5 hours each way) once he starts work again but he is more than willing.
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01-12-2012 08:45 #329
ETA I should probably add that yes he was looking for work while on newstart but he had the same issue as pp have mentioned, employers not wanting to higher someone over qualified.
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01-12-2012 08:57 #330
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