Great article ExcuseMyFrench I am SO sick of hearing the women bashing going on. I've had to step away from news articles online, as there's so many disgusting, uneducated comments (many of them sprouting the "in my day" argument).
All I can say is, many of those people will no longer be here in 20 years - so let's not think like them. I want this country to be a good place for women to have a career & family, if they so chose - for the sake of my sisters, nieces and daughter.
And yes ScubaGal, I hate hearing the reference to PPL as a "handout" rather than wage replacement. We aren't out buying new TVs and gadgets - merely assisting to pay the mortgage & put food on the table whilst we are home with our babies.
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They are scrapping FTB B which equates to $50-100 p/f for low income whose youngest child is 6 or more. 6 year olds may be at school but still need OOSC (is that being affected??)
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Note the bottom left corner. The proposed budget does in fact rely on government agreeing to scrap family tax benefits, which will never happen.
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Originally I was responding to what you had written above. Maybe I misinterpreted your meaning but this idea that women should be getting back into full time work asap is becoming more pervasive. I understand that some economists have figured out its the best thing for the economy. I work, the govt pays someone else to look after my babies. Tax, productivity. What I feel the govt should do in addition to improving cc is help parents who have taken extended leave get back into work. Flexibility is much harder to find when you are looking for a job than returning to one. There could easily be incentives for employers to employ older workers or those who've had extended leave. I'm sahm by accident as left my job to move to Aus when my baby was 18mths. I plan to retrain as I don't feel any employer will give me a go now. I'm not seen as taking career seriously as I've not worked for 8 years. We can afford for me not to work so I probably won't unless I can find something worthwhile. I'm sure there are lots like me who could contribute to this increase in productivity the govt is pushing for but we have been left out of the equation. The bigger the push towards both parents working full time sooner the harder it'll be for people like me. It's not a conspiracy it's just policy and sahp's are minorities who don't pay tax, aren't productive and too few to worry about their vote!
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