PPL isn't always advantageous to the govt. As with my example of the family I know that are living on govt benefits, she works 1 day a week, so pays zero tax. Has a baby every 18 months and gets PPL. The govt are actually losing money. And truth be told, I know several families that do this - who are getting more govt assistance, both fortnightly than us, then adding in the PPL. You only have to work 6 hours a week to qualify of course a woman working 40 hours a week is fully earning her payments. But lets not kid ourselves that this family is more of a drain than our single income SAHM household.
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06-07-2013 20:20 #91
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06-07-2013 22:41 #94
I'm all for people being SAHMs, but what is the baby bonus for exactly? The PPL is to supplement the income that a working mum is losing as a direct result of taking time off following the birth of a child. As stated, I'm not going to be losing an income by giving birth this time, whereas I did first time around when there wasn't any baby bonus or paid parental leave and people had to rely on their own savings to see them through. Because I won't be losing an income, and babies don't actually require all that much, what is it for? It was to encourage older working couples to have babies, but now that PPL is in place, it takes the place of the Baby Bonus. The FTB portion will increase with an additional child to help cover the cost of extras like nappies and wipes which I feel is enough.
06-07-2013 23:17 #95
Just to clarify, BB is still 5k isn't it? That's what It has on human services website. Then 3k for each subsequent child. So it's still quite a good "bonus", especially as just about everyone can get it (unless you get PPL).
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07-07-2013 11:40 #98
Is this new? Can someone tell me about it?
07-07-2013 13:24 #99
Is what new?
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