I'm not saying we shouldn't fund CCR. Far from that, I think it's totally worthwhile. I just feel like maybe we are overestimating the financial contributions of working mum vs SAHM to the tax payer in the early years.
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01-05-2015 22:18 #41
01-05-2015 22:24 #42
From a financial point of view, it makes sense that some people contribute more than what they get back and vice-versa.
And you know what? You are much better off on that side of the fence too.
What matters to me is how Australia is treating it's youngest generation. How we are looking out for them.
The more I think about it the more I realize that children seem to be second class citizen in this country.
Why wouldn't a country chose to invest as much as it can in its future asset is beyond me?
01-05-2015 22:25 #43
My baby isn't due for another month so I haven't had to deal with CC yet. But I just checked out the centres near my house - $125 per day. What the..? Now I understand what the fuss is about!
01-05-2015 22:41 #44Senior Member
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When will this take effect?
01-05-2015 22:45 #45
As a mum who works full time and drives an extra 25 minutes to get my child into the only available centre I could find (and yes, I put my name down as soon as I found out I was pregnant), I somewhat support this. I sacrifice precious time that I would love to be spending with my child for numerous reasons which I won't go into. Im all for 1 or perhaps 2 days a week for SAHMs, but I lose precious time with my child commuting them to daycare. There needs to be more incentive for those of us that do go back full time work (without being made to feel guilty like I already do).
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01-05-2015 22:53 #46Member
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Is there much of a difference in a child who has been to childcare and a child that hasn't, looks to me like there is benefits of both and that kids seems to catch up/even out in the first couple of years of primary anyway. I couldn't point to a 10 year old and know whether they were a childcare kid or not, can you? If not then isn't childcare just more about 'care' for parents to participate in other activities, than it is about children's education or development.
It would be great if childcare was free for every child, and clothes, and food and everything else that you may need or want for your child but unfortunately the government isn't in a position to pay for everything, even if they believe it is valuable. Parents have to weigh up the benefits and costs of using childcare.
If more generous subsidies can be provided for those who are working and need care, I think that is great. Even if it has some impact on those who are putting their children in care for the child's benefit. It would be nice if costs weren't $100 + per day and if childcare was just free for all but we are not in an environment where that is possible right now so anything that can be done to better target the subsidies will have to do for now. As I said earlier, let's hope they come up with something that has a positive effect and they get it right this time so we are not talking about how ridiculous childcare costs/availability is in another 5 years.
02-05-2015 05:02 #47Member
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I haven't read all of the replies. To me this seems to be government "encouraging" sahms to return to the workforce.
I'm not defending it, but that's what it sounds like to me.
It's like the ads on at the moment with Dr Karl about the future of Australia and our ageing population and diminishing workforce. Even Dr Karl says in the ads that we need to look at encouraging women into the workforce.
I don't think this is the way to do it though, at least not as a stand alone policy and without knowing the complete ins and outs of this policy.
It's impossible to say how this will actually work from a press release
02-05-2015 06:05 #48
02-05-2015 06:05 #49
Is this actually going ahead? Or is it just talks?
Internally, I'm screaming. Loudly.
02-05-2015 06:12 #50
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