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#101 loui999

Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:22 PM

Also gives time to prepare tax return and perhaps use the 30% due from 07/08 fin year for the next quarter

#102 4littlemonkeys

Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:56 PM

Well I have decided to cut my losses with ABC.  I found another centre not too far from my work that is $25 per day cheaper for my three, so for us that is $100 per fortnight with me working 2 days per week!  This new centre also includes nappies/food and is privately run - so I am stoked! I am going to get in there quick smart though before all the parents at the ABC centre realise and decide to hop over and take the few available spots!

I have sent a few emails to ABC complaining about the $10 per day increase and have had no response. I will post here if I ever do.. but I think its unlikely!

#103 alexdanlucy

Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:34 AM

I will be significantly worse off in the new financial year with two kids in ABC full time.

There is nothing I can do now, but when DS2 is old enough to move from toddler to pre-kindy I will move them both to a non ABC centre.

Unlike others, I do blame the government.  They either did not consider the full impact on "working families" or they just didn't care.  They should have pre-empted what money hungry opportunists like ABC would do and put measures in place to stop them.  They also conveniently didn't tell us that the CCB would now be means tested and the minimum would no longer apply.

I take little comfort in knowing I didn't vote for Kevin07 who spends $75,000 of our money attending a cricket match and has a full time baby sitter for his 16 year old son (funded by tax payers) but labels any family over $120,000 as rich.  It may sound like a lot, but when you get no support whatsoever from the government, two kids in childcare, rent, fuel, groceries, etc, through the roof, it bearly covers everything.  Not to mention how much of this is being returned back to the government in tax!

We're now awaiting how much the private medical insurancers (hcf, mbf, etc) are going to raise their fees.  Let's see how the government will respond to this one...

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