Regarding explaining away the "boys club stuff", I wish I had a transcript of Helen Morten's talk at our annual Association breakfast. There's no secret of my quaifications (Helen Moreton (current WA minister for Mental Health, disability and child protection) has the same and came to talk to our association members at our annual breakfast). At that talk, she talked about the "boys club" and how she had to hire a stylist from that time on. I wonder how many men hire stylists as soon as they get elected.
I hold Helen Moreton in extreme favour due to her vigilance in her fight against the "boys club"
Politics is such a dirty business.
I know some of you will debate this, but the influx of female ministers (from 3 to 7 - I think) when Kevin Rudd took over the leadership of the labor party again this year, made me suspicious that women were put into the ministery to appease those that opposed Abbott on the grounds that he was/is against women.
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18-09-2013 23:51 #261
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19-09-2013 05:20 #263
It really needs to be looked at as it hasn't increased even with CPI in years. My centre is $120 a day.
Three days a week costs $18k so I pay $11.5k. I'm about to go to 4 days and will basically get no rebate for that day. 4 days will cost $24k so I will have to pay $16.5k out of post tax salary. Waahhh!
@Lili81 I think you are inner Melbourne too, and that cost per day is pretty standard.
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24-09-2013 10:18 #265
The cost of childcare is crazy.
You know that the cost of the PPL TA is promoting would be nearly enough to cover for free childcare services for everyone? I know what I would chose between 6 months full salary PL and free childcare...
I just found a spot for my baby in childcare, it's going to cost me $400 a week FT, so that's 13k net a year after CCB. Inner Melb. @kw123 I didn't know I was so lucky price wise!!!
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24-09-2013 11:09 #266
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24-09-2013 12:28 #268
Just in respect to the CCR cap. I don't think it needs to be lifted. I'd rather the money go to the sick and disadvantaged.
I pay $70 per child per day so $140/day. We CHOSE to buy in outer bris knowing daycare and housing is cheaper and more affordable. I currently work 3 days a week and am under the $7500 cap so it works out ok. We don't get our rebate till tax time so fortnightly I'm out 50% of my wage.
I think that if ppl chose to enrol their kids in inner city daycares then it will be expensive (supply/demand) and that's a penalty. Yes it would have been nicer and much more exciting for us to live in the inner city but that's a lifestyle choice. Why should the govt pay for a lifestyle choice?
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24-09-2013 12:37 #269
In any case the point is not so much the daily rate but rather that once you go past 3 days of care a week you are out of pocket. Again, for some working FT is a choice, others not so much.
The whole point of CCR is to make it affordable for women to go back to work. It is not about welfare for the middle classes, it is about having more people working more and paying more tax. It falls short of its aim.
24-09-2013 12:50 #270
And what do you mean when you say lifestyle choice anyway? Not all of us who live inner city do so purely for the lattes and the almond croissants (although a lovely perk I admit).
And what happens if everyone moves to the burbs? Vast empty urban spaces and overpopulated outer suburbs? Nice. Some people have to live inner city. And as for it being nicer and more exciting, I don't really see how. I think you're viewing inner city with rose tinted glasses a little.
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