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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlee32 View Post
    The point is we earn **** all yet we can still pay many thousands on IVF yes we get a small rebate back from medicare each cycle but it is pathetic. We had to give up a lot to save for our treatment yet we did it and we managed on a middle/ lower income so tighten your belts and get ready to have to make a few sacrifices.
    Honestly, you are coming across as very selfish! A lot of the people you are snidely advising to tighten their belts actually have children to feed and raise!! Bit harder to tighten the belt when there are more than two mouths to feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlee32 View Post
    The point is we earn **** all yet we can still pay many thousands on IVF yes we get a small rebate back from medicare each cycle but it is pathetic. We had to give up a lot to save for our treatment yet we did it and we managed on a middle/ lower income so tighten your belts and get ready to have to make a few sacrifices.
    You get a 5k rebate. We are ready to look at IVF so I know. Then once you go over the safety net you get most back.

    You are coping bc you don't have kids??? sorry, that's in no way being mean, I've suffered ongoing fertility issues for 15 years so I get it. But wait until you have kids... you think you are making ends meet now. even if you return to work you have to pay child care. That's like me saying with 2 kids we can live on 50k, why can't a family with 6 kids not do the same?

    And wait until they get to school. We've spent a grand in the last month on clothes, all new shoes, sport fees for the kids, public school related costs.

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    I am suspecting that Abbott and Hockey have cut financial support to the states to encourage the states to ask for a rise in the GST.

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    Do t forget there will be scholarships on offer for disadvantaged students

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    I just read somewhere regarding the deregulation of tertiary fees that existing arrangements/students will continue until 2020.

    Little comfort for future generations, but for those of is studying at the moment it's good.

    I don't see the point in putting money into medical research when the people who need it can't afford what we have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Do t forget there will be scholarships on offer for disadvantaged students
    lol do you know how few of those there are? let me tell you there is one or 2 for the whole of my uni per year for the *whole* student population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlee32 View Post
    The point is we earn **** all yet we can still pay many thousands on IVF yes we get a small rebate back from medicare each cycle but it is pathetic.
    Seriously? $120000 is not **** all and at my clinic an IVF cycle is about $8000 and you get ~$5000 back. I think that's pretty significant. If you've done many cycles this has probably saved you tens of thousands of dollars??
    Incidentally, when DH and I were both working we were on a good income and IVF was really the only cash benefit we got back. I'm worried about what could happen to this rebate under changes to Medicare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Do t forget there will be scholarships on offer for disadvantaged students
    Well they're not committing to full gonski funding. It's rate that disadvantaged students pass year 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourTheBear View Post
    I just read somewhere regarding the deregulation of tertiary fees that existing arrangements/students will continue until 2020.
    Yes I read that too.

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    We manage happily on 50k with 2 kids.... 120k would be a dream

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