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14-05-2015 11:29 #421
14-05-2015 11:42 #422
Going to leave this topic alone, I think it's a moot point as it won't get through anyway
14-05-2015 11:44 #423
14-05-2015 11:58 #424
The majority affected will be average wage earners who are currently getting just a bit more time with Bub.
And SAHMs from households earning over 65k which is nothing.
Maybe if you're living in a really remote town where houses cost next to nothing 65k is an ok salary for a family but not in the cities...not by far.
It's taken $11,500 in PPl plus whatever the difference is in family tax benefits, away from women, and giving them $1500 a year in return.
How is that a windfall? It's a slap in the face.
And there's no clever policy targeted on making childcare more available. If anything it creates higher demand for places from the women forced to go back to work earlier.
There's no training subsidy to create more childcare workers, no business incentive or reduction in red tape targeted to opening more family day care centres...
So instead of putting your name down when you start TTC, you should put it down a year in advance of trying... And even then no guarantees in the cities.
14-05-2015 12:16 #425
They should be having public childcare centres. They can be not for profit, offer the same rebates. That's where money is better spent!
14-05-2015 12:17 #426
Theyve also brought in a plan for subsidised nannies, which is great for shift workers especially, rather than putting children in centres, they can be cared for in their oen home. I am a dahm and our household income is under 55k foe a family of 5. We are doing absolutely fine on that, but we are very sensible with money. I know its not possible for everyone to live like we do.
14-05-2015 12:42 #427
I don't blame Labor or the Greens for the original Liberal PPL scheme being scrapped.
Their original idea got blocked, if you were passionate about the policy, then you refine it and give it another shot (I.e 6 months minimum wage instead of replacement).
The fact that they completely dumped it at the first hurdle and then went on to wind back existing PPL benefits shows that it was a vote buying exercise they never intended to honour.
If only they had been as committed to their 6 month PPL scheme as they are university deregulation, how many goes around has that had!
14-05-2015 14:59 #428
I never saw it coming that they would try and reduce access to it though.
It's like what they are trying to do for backpackers. Taxing them 32 cents from the 1st dollar earned.
Just after all the low hanging fruits instead of going after ridiculous tax breaks on superannuation or negative gearing.
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So cuts to medicare, the children's dental health scheme (such ground breaking legislation when it came in), Dementia care, Veteran's health care, Aged care, mental health care, the arts, cuts to climate change and renewable energy organisations, family payments, and some people think they are for every day people? Really?
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