All parents do this, even the ones that both work.
And of course you can't get both the BB and PPL!
I agree with some of your points but at the end of the day, the Govt owes it better for the economy to have people working and paying tax and not claiming as many benefits. So it makes sense that their policies will reward that.
They are not going to force anyone to work who doesn't want to, they're just not going to fund that decision as much as they currently do. Which yes, means that some parents won't have the luxury of staying home that currently do.
Being a SAHP doesn't help the economy in terms of dollars as much as being in employment does. Just a fact not an insult. And dollars are more important to the Govt than car pooling and canteen duty (I'm not being sarcastic here, just referring to an earlier post). People who don't work also claim more benefits so its lose/lose for the Govt.
I don't think you can blame them for moving in this direction, even if you don't like how it affects you personally. Much like I don't like having a vastly reduced PHI rebate now, but I can understand why they have done it.
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16-05-2013 05:23 #151
16-05-2013 06:03 #152
Its SAHP that volunteer at hospitals, nursing homes, charities. They donate time and resources to the less fortunate.
I spend my Fridays cooking for the elderly who live alone as part of my church volunteering. These people only get one good home cooked meal a week cos their own children (now adults) DON'T care for their parents. These adults prefer to have strangers use their own money and time to look after their parents.
Yep. Money is more important than the old, the young, the disabled and the vulnerable.
16-05-2013 06:09 #153Senior Member
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16-05-2013 06:27 #154
16-05-2013 06:45 #155
I had a thread the other day that showed people's CC was as much, or more than their income pre-benefits.
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16-05-2013 06:55 #156
I specifically mentioned the economy. That doesn't mean that SAHP's don't have a huge positive impact on society. The things you do are wonderful and thank god for people like you. I don't think money is more important than all those things. But I was just talking specifically about the economy, which is about money.
16-05-2013 06:56 #157
16-05-2013 07:07 #158
16-05-2013 12:41 #159
- Working, paying more tax, and reducing the amount of benefits my family can claim
-Effectively helping create more work in childcare- more kids means more staff employed- means even more people off benefits and paying taxes.
16-05-2013 12:45 #160
I just did the maths- my CCR is just over $40 a day. I pay more than that in tax each day I work! Definitely works out better for the government to have the CCR and keep parents working
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