Anyone that relies on it shouldn't 10 years ago it didn't exist. I actually don't agree with the government paying people to have babies, I will take advantage of paid parental leave but the baby bonus has never sat right with me. Though whilst the government is handing it out, people may as well take it!
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14-05-2013 17:14 #11Senior Member
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14-05-2013 17:18 #12
It doesn't bother me personally too much because I never relied on it with my babies (it was a nice bonus though), however I do think it is something that is very useful to families who may be struggling... Meh they's just find another way to take it off us if it wasn't the baby bonus it would be something else
14-05-2013 17:21 #13
I don't work and would receive BB... It sucks, but isn't the end of the world for me though I do know people that work casual hours, aren't eligible for PPL and will be relying on BB to make up for the income lost.
By dropping the BB, many mums will have to return to work much earlier.
14-05-2013 17:22 #14
I was thinking about resigning before going on maternity leave but that's not happening now
14-05-2013 17:24 #15
Yes I was looking forward to it, due in August, and as a stay at home mum already I'm not eligible for ppl. In my opinion the govt. should not be providing incentives for people to have children. You can't afford to have one, don't have one. Make sacrifices.
14-05-2013 17:32 #16Senior Member
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I feel sorry for those who were expecting it and now have to go back to work quicker or look at other options
I qualify for PPL now but when I had DD I was casual, so the BB helped us a lot! It meant I could stay home for a bit longer, every little bit helps.
14-05-2013 17:36 #17
I'd be happy to see it go, but given it's part of FTB A (although limit is lower) it's not really going as such.
RedLips would you get it as part of FTB A (if you're not working)? I see PPL very differently to BB (not that I get either as I didn't qualify 3rd time around).
14-05-2013 17:37 #18
14-05-2013 17:42 #19
I don't see any difference between one working parent getting the baby bonus or PPL.
14-05-2013 17:44 #20
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