mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
Cutting family tax was only a suggestion. I can't see them even remotely contemplating it. They would know that it would be an instant nail in the coffin for the party and would lead to many families on the street, an influx of help needed from charities who can barely even handle the need now. Libs are cold but not that cold.
Yes I am a bit worried, especially about the family tax benefit - we will find it really tight if that is cut.
Medicare co payments - I'm not too worried about this as we don't get bulk billed for most of our appointments anyway - paying $35 for each appointment and more out of hours!
I think the nailing down of the coffin has already begun wrt the Libs. This budget will just seal the deal. Unfortunately people forget and get sucked in by all the empty promises made during an election. Fx just a one term PM. So much wrong with what they're doing ATM.
I'm not really worried, I don't think it will affect us too much in the short term. We've made a plan for dh to stop fifo in the next 12-18mths so I guess we'll see, those plans might have to be pushed back depending on what changes are planned for family tax. I'm really disappointed that they're charging for going to the ER though.