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    yes mine is Adam Bandt.
    I will def write to him over the wkd

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    I pay $320+ per month for private health insurance, plus the Medicare levy... Yet bubs first sickie visit to the doctor today left me $38.70 out of pocket. And it's going to be raised by $7.....

    What the frig is the point of private health cover or Medicare??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post

    What the frig is the point of private health cover or Medicare??!!
    This is why we don't bother with it. You are still out of pocket with most procedures and visits plus are slugged with massive monthly premiums.

    No thanks

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    Okay, so have read through everything and I have a few thoughts.

    Don't shoot me down, but I do agree that if women want to stay at home after all their kids are at school it shouldn't be government funded. However, it's not always that simple. What about mothers to SN children who need to go in to school regularly, or mums to chronically ill children who can't consistently work. Are foster carers going to be cut off from FTB b too? What will happen to these mums? Will there be exemptions? What about parents who are under 30 and get fired? What will happen to their kids?

    I do get offended when mothers who are able to work say that they don't want to put their kids in before and after school care so they can work. It's unfortunate , but if you don't have enough money to stay at home and you are able to work then you should. There are plenty of mums who don't want to put their kids into before and after school care but do because it's what they have to do for their families. It's probably a raw nerve for me because I fall into that category.

    The $7 co payment is sad on so many levels. If you were to see the doc, get an X-ray and a blood test it would be $21. Which will be huge for some families. It's an hours work for many people! Plus it will just keep going up and up.

    I hope these changes get blocked in the senate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    What about parents who are under 30 and get fired? What will happen to their kids?
    It is my understanding that parents are exempt from the 6 month no benefit period. Still doesn't make it right, might be a lot of young women getting pregnant just so they have food to eat & roof over their head.

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    I also see a lot more CL fraud in the form of struggling families claiming SPP just to make ends meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I also see a lot more CL fraud in the form of struggling families claiming SPP just to make ends meet.
    I agree with this. Which will cost the government more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    Okay, so have read through everything and I have a few thoughts.

    Don't shoot me down, but I do agree that if women want to stay at home after all their kids are at school it shouldn't be government funded. However, it's not always that simple. What about mothers to SN children who need to go in to school regularly, or mums to chronically ill children who can't consistently work. Are foster carers going to be cut off from FTB b too? What will happen to these mums? Will there be exemptions? What about parents who are under 30 and get fired? What will happen to their kids?

    I do get offended when mothers who are able to work say that they don't want to put their kids in before and after school care so they can work. It's unfortunate , but if you don't have enough money to stay at home and you are able to work then you should. There are plenty of mums who don't want to put their kids into before and after school care but do because it's what they have to do for their families. It's probably a raw nerve for me because I fall into that category.

    The $7 co payment is sad on so many levels. If you were to see the doc, get an X-ray and a blood test it would be $21. Which will be huge for some families. It's an hours work for many people! Plus it will just keep going up and up.

    I hope these changes get blocked in the senate.
    I get what you mean...but...
    For me it's different I don't want my kids in before and after school care as I only get them 50% of the time and if I did I would not see them at all.

    I start work at 4.30 am and finish at 2pm in time for school pickup and those hours are precious.. So I did say I don't want to .. But my reasons are not just that I don't like it for my kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaJones View Post
    I get what you mean...but...
    For me it's different I don't want my kids in before and after school care as I only get them 50% of the time and if I did I would not see them at all.

    I start work at 4.30 am and finish at 2pm in time for school pickup and those hours are precious.. So I did say I don't want to .. But my reasons are not just that I don't like it for my kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I also see a lot more CL fraud in the form of struggling families claiming SPP just to make ends meet.
    As an actual SP this makes me so mad. It's people like this that make the system look bad.

    Still, it's so incredibly shortsighted for the libs to focus on a few and make generalisations on the whole when it comes to people receiving benefits.
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