And to add, maybe while this idiot wants to bring in these measures he could also outline how we can get deadbeat fathers to start paying their CS. Aust non-custodials owe BILLIONS. If we not only were tougher, but set min CS amounts that were meaningful maybe men (and I say men as 85% of non custodials are male) might stop sitting on benefits themselves and working for cash and get a proper job! Imagine the savings to the tax payer if these men actually supported their kids
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07-01-2016 10:34 #81
07-01-2016 11:49 #82
I really appreciate how joining bubhub and listening to the lives of others has opened my eyes to life in Australia. Pre-bubhub I probably would have sort-of agreed with this idiot. I lived in my affluent little bubble socialising with my affluent bubble friends and couldn't understand how people could be unemployed and on welfare if they didn't want to be. I didn't know that families were struggling to buy clothes for their kids, pay doctors bills, food, etc. Sure I understood that this was common overseas and I had great sympathy to the plight of those in developing countries but little empathy for my fellow Aussies. Now I get it, I think (I hope!) and my views have changed substantially. Thanks bubhub
07-01-2016 12:27 #83
07-01-2016 12:32 #84
I don't personally know anyone on the welfare (beyond taking the 18 weeks ppl) but I think if there are people out there who do rely wholly on their centrelink payments to support their family, and they already have a few kids, then yes, there needs to be some kind of limit. you can't expect the public purse to support you and your expanding family if you haven't the means to do it yourself.
I just think the implanted contraceptive seems very basic and crude as a means to implement this. it's also bloody sexist as what about men? plus it's not fool proof. people still fall pregnant on contraceptives.
why not just introduce a rule and say "beyond 3 kids, your parenting payments will not increase for each subsequent child you have". puts the onus back on the welfare recipient.
07-01-2016 13:45 #85
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