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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    Let's not forget Joe Hockey claims $189 per night away from home allowance when he's in Canberra.... To stay in a house his wife owns.

    Pot.double dipping.kettle.black
    Meanwhile, soldiers in a warzone get $60 a day war allowance as their tents are now deemed comfortable quarters. The ones sleeping in the dirt being shot at get $120 a day.

    Seems legit Mr Hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heplusme View Post
    Meanwhile, soldiers in a warzone get $60 a day war allowance as their tents are now deemed comfortable quarters. The ones sleeping in the dirt being shot at get $120 a day.

    Seems legit Mr Hockey.
    Don't forget that for 4mths last year the drinking water was contaminated!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    One of the proposed change is to remove the cap for families earning less than $185k a year.
    For families over that the cap is increased to $10k.
    Should be universal. That cap discourages women from working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    However if we want to discuss childcare subsidies, I agree that every kids should have access to childcare.
    And prices should be based on the family income.
    I strongly disagree with the latter part of this. I believe they should be based on the lowest income earner's income.

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    Yeah same, he is vile.

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    just looking at him makes my skin crawl

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I personally think there should be a cap placed on PPL. Someone earning 150k a year should not need 75K in assistance to stay home. I fully support the notion of PPL, but just as SAHm's are told to own their choice to procreate, working parents should be saving and contributing to that 6 months too. I would love a 4th child but we simply can't afford it.

    Both groups need some level of financial responsibility in the care of their own child.
    I don't think it should depend on what one earns, working parents should have the same ppl entitlements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I strongly disagree with the latter part of this. I believe they should be based on the lowest income earner's income.
    That would be fairly unfair and open a huge loophole.

    My husband earns 200k a year, I'll get a low pay part time job so that we pay close to nothing in childcare fees.

    While my neighbors both working FT and on 100k salary pay the highest fees for childcare.

    How would that be fair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I personally think there should be a cap placed on PPL. Someone earning 150k a year should not need 75K in assistance to stay home. I fully support the notion of PPL, but just as SAHm's are told to own their choice to procreate, working parents should be saving and contributing to that 6 months too. I would love a 4th child but we simply can't afford it.

    Both groups need some level of financial responsibility in the care of their own child.
    Did you mean if they brought in PPL as half your salary? Currently PPL is about $1000 a fortnight and if you didn't have work mat leave, you might have it start a few weeks before baby is born so it could only be 3.5-4 months at minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Did you mean if they brought in PPL as half your salary? Currently PPL is about $1000 a fortnight and if you didn't have work mat leave, you might have it start a few weeks before baby is born so it could only be 3.5-4 months at minimum wage.
    Abbott was trying to sell full pay up to 150k pro rata for 6 months. So 75k for the half year of mat leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Abbott was trying to sell full pay up to 150k pro rata for 6 months. So 75k for the half year of mat leave.
    Oh yep I remember that, he promised a lot of things! Funny how they've gone from 26 weeks to taking away "double dipping". How many days to the election?...

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