Posted by: Chiliwoman
it has also got me thinking then why it is that i pay $250 per week for childcare for DD & $100 per week for afterschool care (only 4 days) & the stay at home parents get such big subsidies?
I know what you mean!! We worked out that it's more beneficial to us for me to stay home than for me to go back to work and put DS in childcare!!! How weird is that?
We don't get any support (except for FTB pt cool
and that's at the end of the financial year. I'm bummed, 'cos we miss out on all those nice big payments Krudd hands out. lol!!
I reckon that's real good of the government to take care of single mum's though. It's better than most countries. I just wish that the government was nicer to the people who pay everyone elses wages...we pay SO much tax that we figured out that it would be better to earn $50k a year and get all the government benefits than to have a higher wage! You almost end up with less money. Sigh. Ok, I'll stop whinging now. lol