QUOTE (~*MESS*~ @ 12/11/2012, 11:40 PM)
A friend takes home $200 a fortnight after childcare!!
The system really is horrendous.
that really doesnt say much. If your friend is working 1 day a week, then thats not so bad?
If you are talking full time, then i really dont see how thats possible?
Lets say, as a worst possible case, she had 2 kids in full time long day care and qualifys for 0% CCB and only the 50% CCR and earns minimum wage.
2 kids in full time care with CCR is $750 a fortnight. Minimum wage is currently about $1200 a fortnight? So she must be getting more than $200 a fortnight take home.
Plus to qualify for no CCB, her partner would have to be earning a very high wage, in which case, why would she work full time at minimum wage?
If she WAS working full time at mimimum wage, and only getting $200, why would she bother? FTB part B is $130 a fortnight, and single income familys qualify for that, so for the sake of $70, wouldnt she just stay home? Unless her partner is earning over $150k a year and they dont qualify for FTB B, but if he was earning that much, would they really be struggling that bad that they need her to provide $100 a week?
I think your friend just likes a pity party personally and is trying to make her senario sound bad.