I recieve welfare (as much as I hate to admit it) and my partner and I found out we were expecting. I am 38 and have two other children, before I was pregnant I was applying for every job left, right and centre.
It is easy for a politician to tell us what we should do when he is recieving around $300, 000 annually. It's so easy to point fingers. My partner and I weren't trying for a baby and usually we are so very vigilant but accidents happen.
I feel like I shouldn't have to justify myself to anyone. I don't drink, smoke cigarettes or do drugs or have 10 kids to 8 different fathers and I do believe there are women out there who do have children purely to recieve benefits.
I am educated but sometimes you find yourself in a less than perfect situation and try to do the best you can. I have goals, I want to study, gain a qualification and contribute to society once again, like I did before I had my eldest.
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05-01-2016 19:18 #32
I asked my gp last time I had a Pap smear whether we were moving to 5 years like the UK. he told me no. that was about 3 years ago (yes I'm slightly over due for my next one!).
thin prep has never been eligible for Medicare, you've always had to pay for it out of pocket.
I think this is a really poor move on the government's part. why are female things treated so unfairly? GST on pads/tampons (they should be classed as medical products), no Medicare for Pap smears etc etc.
it's an absolute joke. either we need more women with balls in government lobbying for what's right, or the silly little men should stop meddling in affairs that don't concern them.
I haven't the head space or energy at present but once I'm on mat leave I'll be looking into this further. specifically I'm interested to see whether in continence pads qualify for GST free treatment on the grounds they're a medical product, and if so, how/why pads/tampons for menstrual purposes differ.
this has bothered me for a while but the Pap smear thing is going too far.
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05-01-2016 19:24 #34
There's no GST on incontinence pads.
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05-01-2016 19:29 #37
Yes I think it sux that there is a GST on menstrual products. It's being taxed for being a woman. Politicians are so out of touch...I can not believe that the pap smear isn't going to be covered by medicare next year. Grrrr.
05-01-2016 19:31 #38
How much will a Pap smear cost??
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