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    Had a look and there is a newborn upfront payment and newborn supplement. It may just be the upfront bit.

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    I keep reading different things, some people are saying the baby bonus is different from the newborn upfront payment and supplement? I was under the impression that the baby bonus was $1000 payment.
    I also read that the baby bonus the media is referring to hadn't even actually come into effect yet anyway so I don't know wtf is going on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatotwo View Post
    I keep reading different things, some people are saying the baby bonus is different from the newborn upfront payment and supplement? I was under the impression that the baby bonus was $1000 payment.
    I also read that the baby bonus the media is referring to hadn't even actually come into effect yet anyway so I don't know wtf is going on!
    The upfront bit is only about $500, so I don't even know where they get this $1000 baby bonus from

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    So is there still maternity payment from centerlink?

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    I'd say the only way we are going to find out the correct answer to all this is to give centrelink a call tomorrow. Anyone want to volunteer to sit on hold for 2 hours and report back to this thread? 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah1502 View Post
    So is there still maternity payment from centerlink?
    The PPL is still there. Is that what you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatotwo View Post
    I'd say the only way we are going to find out the correct answer to all this is to give centrelink a call tomorrow. Anyone want to volunteer to sit on hold for 2 hours and report back to this thread? 😂
    They will know nothing. Give them a month to catch up to the news lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    The PPL is still there. Is that what you mean?
    No PPL is still in force.. There was a baby bonus before that was for non working mothers.

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    The baby bonus was changed a few years ago to the newborn suppliment.
    I recieved baby bonus for my firstborn in dec 2013 which was $5000 payed over so many weeks. With my second born in Jan 2015 it had been changed to newborn suppliment which was $1000. $500 payed upfront and the the remaining $500 over so many weeks. Both of these you were entitled to family tax benefit while receiving. If they have cut anything it will be the newborn suppliment, i hope there is some alternative payment you can recieve, I have worked my guts out this pregnancy to get Payed parental leave from Centrelink so would be LIVID if that was cut. I would definitely call and say you are a single parent family that may change things also.

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    "The reintroduction of the baby bonus had reportedly been a major part of the terms set out by the Nationals when striking a new Coalition agreement with the Liberal Party in September. Fairfax reported at least one Nationals MP had been surprised that the baby bonus had been scrapped in the bill."
    http://m.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/...mnibus-saving/

    This makes it sounds like that the baby bonus they're speaking of being cut hadn't actually been implemented yet? So maybe they aren't referring to the newborn supplement?

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