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    Default Childcare set to rise a substantial amount?

    Ive just seen this ladies.
    Surely this will make it impossible for people to be able to afford it?
    Thoughts??

    https://www.healthymummy.com/childca...ay/?lbwref=158

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    It's alarming to see those kind of figures.

    It will not effect me personally, but it does disturb me that mothers/parents are placed in such a difficult, no-win position.

    One thing is for certain - unless you are utilising free care (e.g, grandparents looking after your children while you work), having a family = significant financial sacrifices.

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    This is terrible It won't affect me as I won't need CC before my 2yr old is at school but women are being fenced into a corner. They are making it harder to claim family benefits, reducing family income thresholds to encourage women to work. But CC is going to be completely out of reach for all but the highest female income earners. Not only will women not be breaking even and working for free, many will be *paying* to work. Who is going to do that???

    And then of course the govt will rave on again about all these lazy SAHM's who are 'leaners not lifters'. Yes, bc we can't all bill the tax payer for a nanny like Joe Hockey does after making that statement

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    Ridiculous really! 😡 Well it just means mums wont work....
    I swapped from doing part time work to night shift early last year to skirt around the child care issue as it took up so much of my pay it was hardly worth it, and then by the time you took into account the lack of flexibility to get kids to and from school, or holidays or sick leave.... well don't get me started. I always said if we had a second child that would be me done for work because my wage is minimal as it is - I certainly couldn't afford to put two in care.

    I'm looking at retraining though to hopefully be able to set my own business up one day in the future. Will be my only way around it I think

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    This really scares me. It's only just viable for me now to work part time and use childcare a few days a week. I'm trying to resurrect a career after 2 kids, I hope this doesn't force me back out of the workforce, what a joke. :-(

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    I am supposed to go back to work in less than 3 months. Not sure wtf to do right now.

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    Great... My wage as a childcare teacher won't be worth earning to pay childcare fees..

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    if these rates were around now/the last few years hubby would either work 1-2 days or take a couple of years off work until our youngest is in school. I'm the one who would work as I earn a bit more and hubby (unlike me) is more the SAHP type. I understand this probably isn't the norm though and that the overall effect will likely be more women being edged out of the workforce (which has the potential to lead to a range of gender equality concerns).

    I am dirty that the Government has delayed increasing the CCR cap until mid 2018 while my hubby and I (on reasonable incomes) are finding it continually difficult to make ends meet.

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    Ridiculous! I haven't got kids in daycare but for others who need it how can they afford it? Just work for nothing!

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    This is crap. Before we get overly concerted about how it affects us, I think we should look at how a 5% increase on the rates we are currently paying will affect us. Childcare rates may hit $200 a day at the most expensive places in Sydney but if you're not using one of those centres you won't be paying $200 a day.

    But yes, the increases are crap and the childcare rebate reforms should be brought in sooner rather than later.

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