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    In your examples though AP you are paying for a product and a service from private actors who are making a profit out of it.

    Public services is very different IMO. You are not paying for a product/service, you are chipping in for a collective service.
    And public services are not there to make a profit.

    It's not paying taxes that gives you a voice in a country, it is being a citizen (and one could argue that long term resident should have their say too).

    I guess I see your point but IMO it's a fruitless argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Tax free threshold is $18200.
    Assuming you don't earn anything else if you take into consideration average female Australian wage according to abs of $1270.30 and average paid maternity leave of 7 weeks ( which I found out only 40% of employers provide any paid leave) plus 18 weeks @ minimum wage, give or take a tax deduction here and there you will find you'll be under the threshold to pay tax
    You will probably find she worked part of the financial year before she commenced parental leave but whatever the case the point she was making was that even though she was sahm she paid tax. I'm sure she would know whether she paid tax or not, you shouldn't speculate she was under the threshold without knowing the circumstances, her earnings while she may have been working or how much parental leave she was paid from her work and then the government leave. My parental leave alone from my work puts me over the threshold for an example never mind my earnings before commencing leave or the 18 weeks at minimum pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point about the GST. Not everyone pays what I consider to be gross tax though.. If you are only receiving welfare (ie not earning an income) then theoretically you are paying GST with taxpayers money not money you have earned.

    Sort of irrelevant though because I think everyone has a right to express a concern about a suggested government policy. It's a technicality that only some (according to my rules!) can quote the "my tax dollars" line while doing that.
    It's not only those receiving welfare, those that earn under the tax free threshold don't have any tax liability either, but somehow that's more acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    You will probably find she worked part of the financial year before she commenced parental leave but whatever the case the point she was making was that even though she was sahm she paid tax. I'm sure she would know whether she paid tax or not, you shouldn't speculate she was under the threshold without knowing the circumstances, her earnings while she may have been working or how much parental leave she was paid from her work and then the government leave. My parental leave alone from my work puts me over the threshold for an example never mind my earnings before commencing leave or the 18 weeks at minimum pay.
    I wasn't denying SHE paid tax I was just providing an example that would show some situations won't pay tax. Alarmingly in my research not even half of the female population receive anything from their employer

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    SAHM's have the right to talk about government spending. Everyone has the right, including (as PP said) Newstart recipients.

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    I personally don't care, was just saying. Personally I feel If you're over 18 and voted in the last election you have every right to voice your opinion on where your vote went and how it's being used


 

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