So, What does the average parent get out of Budget 2012?

student_ipad_school - 196Parents of Primary School aged kids will get $410 per child. If your kids are in High School, you will get $820 per child.

Aparently this is because not enough people we taking advantage of the previous education rebates which were based on receipts you had to account for in your tax return.

While I understand that a lot of people were probably missing out on entitlements under the old system, I’m not as confident as Treasurer Wayne Swan that the new money will be spent on the right things (remember the Plasma Baby Bonus).

Also in the budget up to an extra $600 for families receiving Family Tax Benefit A.

There is also an $225 Million to help cover the cost of Childcare for working parents, those looking for a job or getting extra training.

What’s missing as usual is any support for parents who wish to stay at home with their kids instead of putting them in daycare. It seems this government thinks that only those rich enough to afford it want to spend the majority of the early years of their child’s life at home with them.

One thought on “So, What does the average parent get out of Budget 2012?

  1. All governments want more people in the work force otherwise where is their income going to come from? The social implications don't come into it as far as govenments are concerned as they can only see three or four years into the future.
    This is a 'sharing the wealth' budget or in other words winning back the ' Aussie battlers'
    Remember also it is only a projection for the next financial year. It is highly unlikely the government will actually deliver the goods ie a surplus.
    In any case W Swan won't be around to reap the fruit of his smoke and mirrors masterpiece.

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