I'd argue the independency of some (most) media on this list TBH.
I find best to go and get the facts (actual facts) then read a few different analysis/opinions on the matter.
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19-05-2014 23:15 #701
20-05-2014 00:01 #702
I've been flat out with work and kids so haven't seen a lot but is anyone in the media up in arms over the money for the chaplaincy program? I am livid at that but feel like there are so many other things upsetting people in the budget it doesn't get much attention.
Is that right? It's one issue that makes my blood really boil.
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Im annoyed about the chapliancy program cost. To me its just funneling money back into the churches and TA pushing his personal agenda
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20-05-2014 07:05 #705
I had tafe call me yesterday as I was on the waiting list for a teachers aide course starting in July. They said due to funding cuts they will not be running it till *maybe* January and that the price will probably be going up.
I was already worried about how we could afford the $1010 the course was going to cost (that was discounted for people who had not completed a cert 3 before it was normally about $1500 I think) so now I'm worried.
I want to improve myself to get a better job but this budget is making it harder for me.
20-05-2014 08:56 #706
If the changes do happen, you will be able to put the fee on HECS, which you cant currently do.
Don't get me wrong, I hate the proposed changes (even though they would open up more job opportunities for me), so Im not sure if any if that makes you feel better, but realistically if the cost go up before 2016, then Id get that checked out as I'd say they cant do that.
My boss sent me this link yesterday though I haven't read it as it was my day off, but should have some info that might help. https://education.gov.au/students-2
fair enough its a federal government site, but it contains the proposed changes at least.
20-05-2014 09:24 #707
20-05-2014 09:41 #708
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20-05-2014 12:12 #709
NATSEM principal research fellow Ben Phillips has studied the effects of the budget and says it is "not fair at all".
"We'd estimate around 1.2 million families that would be on average around $3,000 a year worse off by 2017-18, whereas the top income groups - so the top 20 per cent of households - would have either no impact or a very small positive impact," he told PM.
Mr Phillips found that a single parent of two school-aged children who was looking for work would lose $4,243 a year or 14.8 per cent of their disposable income by 2017.
And they would still lose that much even if the parent found a job that paid $40,000 a year.
A couple with two school-aged children who both worked to bring in a combined income of $60,000 a year would lose $6,350 or 10.9 per cent of their annual disposable income.
And even if their household income climbed to $90,000 a year, the loss would remain the same.
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20-05-2014 12:21 #710
And the scrariest thing is how much that impact on low income earners will be compounded by rising food, fuel, everyday living expenses. I don't know about everybody else, but for me the bills already seem to be rising far above usual inflation, and the same amount of groceries costs far more.
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