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    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!
    Murdoch press, 'nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Show me your analysis of how the 15,000 jobs were merely a drain on the economy in Qld.
    You live in Queensland. Tell me, what has changed since those jobs were cut? Have you seen a drop in services? If so, where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Your spot on!

    The government shouldn't be responsible for paying lower income earners a school bonus. Pay for your own child's education! And who is paying for it is the higher income earner paying a ridiculas amount of tax.
    To clarify, I don't agree with this. I believe that all children should be entitled to a free education, and believe this should include all the necessary resources (pens, books, excursions). However I do not believe that most of the recipients of the bonus actually need it to buy these things, that their children would have gone without but for what is a very recent policy. For most recipients I believe it's in the "nice to have" box, the kind of box that might buy a few votes, but isn't very financially prudent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Murdoch press, 'nuff said.
    It got plenty of press. But the Labor government can't keep their head above water for long before they create another disaster of their own making. The press has to move on.

    Does Murdoch control the Fairfax press? Why is this Murdoch's problem?

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    The bonus has been around several years, just in the past you did it with your tax. Maybe the answer is to reduce the means test Jam? so that those on say under 50k, who really do need it, get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I'm also surprised that the raising of the tax free threshhold didn't get more press, it was pretty significant!
    This is wat i thought to my accountant said it really makes no difference as they are recouping the money somewhere else from us she didnt specify so that is probably why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father View Post

    Does Murdoch control the Fairfax press? Why is this Murdoch's problem?
    That is a whole other can of worms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    The bonus has been around several years, just in the past you did it with your tax. Maybe the answer is to reduce the means test Jam? so that those on say under 50k, who really do need it, get it.
    Yes, I have no problem at all with the genuinely needy receiving this kind of assistance. Those for whom "back to school" means a dent in the grocery bill, as opposed to doing without a luxury item for the month... that's just budgeting

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    Yes, Father, show us exactly where the 20,000 extra jobs created in the APS weren't needed, or are a drain. Where are you getting this information. Or is it just something that Tony Abbott said so it must be true?

    And, we talk about budgets and financials. At the last election the Liberals had a 70 billion dollar black hole in their budget, no mention of that I see. Or do you only find fault with the "other side" rather than finding fault where there is fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    *sigh*
    I am telling my better self that I shouldn't be responding but she's not listening.



    Unfortunate?
    How is maintaining a hospital or school so it's functional a drain on the economy?
    What an incredibly callous thing to say.

    Show me your analysis of how the 15,000 jobs were merely a drain on the economy in Qld. Your comments suggest either troll behaviour or a chronic lack of regard as well as a basic understanding of economics. I can only speak of the people I know who have lost their jobs but they were ALL productive members of society. Queensland now has the highest rate of unemployment in 4 years but that's ok because that's the federal government's issue.

    I don't know what some people think public servants do all day. I think there is some misconception that they all have cushy 10am-2pm desk jobs of making people fill out forms and filing. I have found the public servants some of the hardest working people I have ever encountered. I have worked with plenty who regularly went above and beyond the call of duty to get jobs done.


 

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