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    Wish I could write to my local member (Lib) and give him a serve of my mind, unfortunately as a journalist it would be used against me if he ever felt my reporting was bias - makes it very hard to have a personal view

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    Quote Originally Posted by poochella View Post
    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.
    This is definately a worry. It's definately not an ideal situation where an unemployed, unsupported person has such an incentive to have a baby. Surely the ideal situation is that they are employed and if they can't be employed for what ever reason they incentives are to either pursue gainful employment or study.

    Capitalism needs a level of unemployment to function. Here's another perspective - we should be thanking the unemployed to prop up the system!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    As an actual SP this makes me so mad. It's people like this that make the system look bad.
    oh I totally agree, it's not right, and statistically apparently most CL fraud is partnered families doing just this.

    Still, when struggling families are losing FTB, Dad is under 30 and has lost his job and they have sick kids, that family is going to file for SPP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    oh I totally agree, it's not right, and statistically apparently most CL fraud is partnered families doing just this.

    Still, when struggling families are losing FTB, Dad is under 30 and has lost his job and they have sick kids, that family is going to file for SPP.
    Yes centrelink fraud will certainly rise. Maybe they should have thrown more money at improving the centrelink system to better detect fraud and then they might have found a lot if extra money from fraudulent claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    You work though don't you?
    Yes but in order to get off benefits or live off the current budget cuts I will have to get another job.


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    I just can't believe the pollies are talking about this in terms in a middie of beer or a couple of coffees. It's horrifying to think of the impact the changes to the dole eligibility for young people will have. And at the same time there's extra funding for chaplains in schools??? They'll have their work cut out for them comforting the hungry children

    I'm not very clear on what will happen next though. I read that there's not a lot of support for the budget in parliament, and the opposition will strongly oppose it. So does that mean there is a chance that some or all of these measures won't get passed? If there's enough opposition, can the budget fail? Or is that just hopeful thinking.

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    Yes, if a number of them are blocked, which labor, Greens and Cliver Palmer have said they will, it go to a Double Dissolution and another election

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    And at the same time there's extra funding for chaplains in schools??? They'll have their work cut out for them comforting the hungry children
    Indeed.

    The amount of Chaplaincy funding just boils my noodles... Honestly, it's such a random and personal agenda considering we're so badly 'in debt'

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    [QUOTE=Gothel;7778161]I just can't believe the pollies are talking about this in terms in a middie of beer or a couple of coffees. It's horrifying to think of the impact the changes to the dole eligibility for young people will have.

    See, I totally agree that young people should be earning or learning. If kids under 25 aren't employed they should be in some kind of education. The government will support young people so long as they are earning or learning. Sounds fair.


 

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