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2 years ago
What about everyone else who isn't on Centrelink? It's pretty crappy...we can't get Centrelink payments so will get nothing. But we aren't rolling in $ either and could really, really use a helping hand.. but no they don't care about the rest of us

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2 years ago
I think it's just that people on benefits need a little more help. I'm on Newstart. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs. My dog (who I got when I was working) was diagnosed with heart problems & her medication costs over $70 a fortnight. I rent a granny flat from my mum & stepdad for $100 a week [cheap as] & am struggling to even feed myself let alone buy other necessities like clothes, homewares etc or save anything. I am not able to work as I have severe anxiety & last year I spent 2 months desperately ill not even able to make my own dinner & visiting emergency every few days. I was crippled for six months. This $750 will allow me to catch up on some bills, get my car back on the road and maybe stock up on food etc a bit & maybe save. This week, the only available toilet paper at my shops was $12. I can't afford that, so I've had to borrow some from my mum & step dad. My grocery budget is tight & doesn't permit extra spending like that. This payment is going to help me immensely.

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2 years ago
To the anxious person who replied - the gov doesn't want people spending the money on bills or saving it, they want people spending it on 'stuff' to boost the economy.....

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2 years ago
I acknowledge your struggles, don't get me wrong there. I know it's hard for people on those payments. But we struggle week to week also. It's just a bit frustrating that those are all they thought need a hand. Nearly the entire country is struggling not just welfare recipients

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2 years ago
Yep, sucks doesn't it. It's going to a lot of people who don't deserve it and don't do the right thing, and those of us that work and live a busy life to take care of ourselves get nothing. Makes me wonder why we bother, we could just sit back and get free handouts

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2 years ago
I think it should've been everyone under a certain income amount, I don't know what amount is fair but I think personally that's how it should've been. Not only centrelink recipients are having a hard time

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2 years ago
I am not a Centrelink recipient, but i must comment here, you guys make me sick comparing your struggle’s to someone living on $250 pw! Seriously, get some perspective! You people complaining about not getting a handout are so selfish it sickens me.

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2 years ago
^^^ this

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2 years ago
^ You do know she's supporting C/L recipients don't you?

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2 years ago
Okay so I write this original reply. I understand they need it. But so do other people. My husband's work has been told they may be forced to have a month off worst case. We have 2 weeks sick pay..then have to go to extreme of his boss temporarily firing him so we can pull redundancy if it comes to it and hope he's honest and hires him back. Then left with no redundancy fund if anything ever happens to his job as it's a rough world in construction can have no job at the drop of a hat. It's effecting everyone not just bloody welfare recipients.

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2 years ago
Maybe if people didn't vote for right wing capitalists, and instead voted towards a more socialist party who supported unions, we would all be getting $750 or at least having unions support us by getting extra paid sick leave whether you're casual or permanent to cover time off needed for this coronavirus pandemic.
We need to vote people who will be there for the people of Australia all the time! Not just to suit one little aspect of your life at the time. Gosh everyone is so selfish!

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2 years ago
So you have no savings or emergency fund?

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2 years ago
Some people have to live week to week

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2 years ago
Whoa op that’s pretty bad. I dont get the pull redundancy bit, that really concerns me and I’m worried about you. Be careful, my friend lost her job before this and had an agreement to be rehired after signing papers to leave, it fell through and when she phoned unions they said “do you know how many calls we get each week about these gentleman agreements’ never sign anything. :(

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2 years ago
I acknowledge money is tough for everyone. But there's a difference between earning $20,000 and $110,000.

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2 years ago
Are you saying that is the difference between someone getting it? Because that is not correct. I get what you are doing but it is also a gross exaggeration to think that statement should be taken as gospel. 20 vs 110k

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2 years ago
Someone on newstart would earn less than $20k a year.
the cut off for family tax benefit with one child is like $100k.
(I'm assuming people using stay at home mum have at least one child).
Yes there are would be single and childless people who are earning $50k who won't get it, that is true. But it sounds like the people complaining they won't get it are people with children who earn above the ftb cut off. That's a considerable amount so comparing someone on 20k newstart and working 100k family, in this case, seems fair

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2 years ago
Nothing because once again we will get nothing. May as well be a dole bludger!

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2 years ago
Thanks. I love spending your taxes

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2 years ago
Stop being bitter.
You are on a good income if you are not eligible.
If your debt or expenditure exceeds your income, that's your fault for living above your means

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2 years ago
Question - we received FTB bulk payment at the end of the financial year as we choose to get in a bulk payment after it’s balanced.. will we get the g
Payment?

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2 years ago
Yes because you’re still considered eligible

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2 years ago
Yes because your were eligible throughout the year

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2 years ago
We won’t get it because we earn too much ( just over ) and our payment got stopped. But my husband is in sales and his wage is dropping because people are too scared to go shopping ( or perhaps theyve spent All their money on toilet paper ). I’m out of work. Three kids in school. That money could help us.

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2 years ago
So go on new start & you'll get it

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2 years ago
No it's only for people already receiving payments as of today's date

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2 years ago
If us hubby earns too much he is bringing home 66,000 yr or over that. Double my income and I work hard for my income.

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2 years ago
66,000 a year is not a good income. Especially when you have 4 dependents.

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2 years ago
You will get it if you receive ftb , 4 kids on 66k I would think you would

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2 years ago
If you dont have ftb then you should apply

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2 years ago
It's only for people on benefits from the day they announced it

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2 years ago
I understand that i just mean in general

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2 years ago
No it's not. I just applied for ftb and they said when my payment processed id be paid the $750

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2 years ago
I find it wrong that people like my husband work their a** off, mine 10-13hrs a day, and we are the ones whose tax money gets used to pay more money to those who, let's face it, sit around not working. Just because people have a job doesn't mean they're rich Kings. The whole country is struggling right now and has been for a long time. How about everyone gets a break and we don't pay taxes on wages for a month, for everyone. So everyone can try to get a leg up

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2 years ago
Maybe you should reduce your debt, maybe you are over extended, you would have so much more then someone on newstart, strip down to the basics so your poor husband can reduce his work load, or maybe you should increase your work load. You sound like a very selfish person.

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2 years ago
I agree with your suggestions for the responder, but not the last sentence...I think she sounds overstretched, stressed but also unable to think rationally on what people do who will be getting the money. 6million people are not jobless sitting around not working. You don;t have to be rich to not struggle either. Goodluck op, you sound like you are not in a good place and I hope you can manage.

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2 years ago
I work 4 days and my husband works 5, however we qualify for FTB A because we have 4 kids. So we pay tax too , but we get the payment.

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2 years ago
The cut off for ftb is quite high also. If people are genuinely not entitled to ftb they have great incomes! You cannot deny that

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2 years ago
Will the people on ftb b receive it or only ftb a?

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2 years ago
Any ftb payment

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2 years ago
See this is rubbish. If you are on FTB B only your spouse is earning over 100k so why do you need it? People whose combined family income is less than that dont get it.

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2 years ago
People working only 1 or 2 days a week at our work were put on job keeper now they are laughing getting the $750 a week they hope the virus keeps going so they keep getting the $750. What a joke they are getting twice the amount they used to get and I'm the person that's paying for it.

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2 years ago
Maybe we get it because we are expendable we are low income earners so it doesn't matter if we get very ill or die. Just another way to look at it. Another way is that we are considered not working (even if we are or do) so therefore we have time to shop shop shop.

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2 years ago
Wow hadn't thought about it that way! They're giving it to us because our demographic is more likely to be financially irresponsible so we're more likely to spend it. It's actually an insult but I'll take it.

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2 years ago
15 Baby Chickens, 1 Cow and a pet pigeon

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2 years ago
Planning ahead i like it

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2 years ago
🤣🤣🤣

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2 years ago
Maybe not so funny now

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2 years ago
Chinese takeaway & the rest saved for the house deposit- yes I know they want us to spend but house deposits wouldn't be so much money if this government wasn't propping up the housing market with their bullshit tax incentives so Scomo can suck it.

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2 years ago
I don't live in a metropolitan area so not worried

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2 years ago
I won’t get it. Bullshit, we pay so much taxes and we get nothing! Just paying for some bludgers to get a cash pay! So over it!

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2 years ago
Yep, this is us too. My son came home from high school yesterday and his HASS teacher had been explaining why the government is "handing out free money to everyone" - he thought it was pretty clever. I burst his bubble when i said we won't be getting a cent, but we will be paying for others to get it....

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2 years ago
I'm pissed because my friend & her DH own a business, so does my sibling. Not only do they pay almost no tax because they claim everything down to coffee & groceries as a 'business expense', they'll now get up to 25k extra, and because they legally hide their income, they'll also get the $750 to add to their already heaving coffers.

I really wonder why we bother sometimes. Employees get screwed.

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2 years ago
Do you not get ftb?

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2 years ago
To the person with the business owner friend. I have friends like this too. Worst thing is, they constantly brag about it! I don't know how they get away with claiming what they do as "business expenses". Really think the gov should take a closer look at how some of these small businesses are operating and audit them more regularly and closely.

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2 years ago
Start a business??? Why whinge about others getting ahead. A good account helps work these things out , they would be silly not to claim everything

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2 years ago
Wow. Ok. I didn't say they shouldn't claim everything possible, but claiming coffee with mates, nights on the booze or Uber Eats as 'business meetings', home renovations, groceries, etc. as business expenses on tax, then claiming to be minimum wage earners while legally being allowed to hide profits & get welfare & business cash grants that they spend on overseas holidays is dodgy and unfair to everyone else.

No, they don't work harder than us. My friend doesn't lift a finger. Even has fully subsidised daycare at top rate. She doesn't work at all but is getting a 'minimum wage' through the business.

Think what you like, but when you slog your guts out to be taxed mercilessly while watching someone pay almost no tax, sit on their arse all day playing video games & ordering government subsidised take out while kids are in government funded school/daycare or vacation care & get welfare to boot f*cking sucks.

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2 years ago
I get $1 exactly FTB every fortnight, does that mean I'll get the stimulus?

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2 years ago
Oops I didn't mean to reply that here. Just wanted to know in general.

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2 years ago
I would think yes

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2 years ago
If you get ftb you are eligible

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2 years ago
I'm sorry but if your friends are doing this why don't you report them? I mean seriously..phone up stop, give them the details and let them decide if it is worth pursuing

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2 years ago
Because their bookkeeper knows how to set things up so it is technically legal & can't be proven. That's why I don't report it. DH works in finance & sees it all the time, so it's our system that needs changing to deter people from doing it. More audits, harsher penalties, more explanations on what things unrelated to the business are for.

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2 years ago
To the mum who said they burst their son's bubble..... I really feel like you are trying to instil a prejudice in your child to be hateful towards others.
If you are not eligible for the $750, I'm going to assume your household income is more than $100,000 and you cannot be doing so badly. If you are, maybe looking at your expenditure and debt is a good way to go. I think paying tax is fantastic to pay for our social government services, and supporting those who don't have the spending power of lucky people like ourselves is not only helping them when shit hits the fan but Is helping the economy. We are all days angry over the wrong things

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2 years ago
Yes, definitely instilling hatefulness! Maybe explain to your son that your household earns enough to not need it and life is not about comparing yourself with others constantly

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2 years ago
I agree that its good money goes to those who need it, but you can be just over the cutoff for ftb and be worse off than somebody who is under and gets it. A good example is a couple who each earn about 50k and have 2 kids but have to pay a lot of childcare are worse off than a family with 1 sahp and 1 worker on 95K.

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2 years ago
Shame on you.
How un-Australian.
Not everyone has the same opportunities in life.
Have a heart, for God's sake.

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2 years ago
I work & get ftb so I’ll be eligible.
I Am going to get a Gucci disco bag, I have been saving for months, another $500 to go! atleast I’ll have something nice to put my tissues in!
It’s the one thing I wish to buy before I die!

$250 I’ll use to shop local at the fruit and vege stores, bakery and local butcher. I have enough dry goods for 12months!

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2 years ago
Really a Gucci bag in this day and age that will make you a target.

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2 years ago
How exactly will a Gucci bag make me a target?

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2 years ago
Good for you babe. Everyone should have a 'because I can' item. Mine is a kitchen aid stand mixer. I don't use it much but it sure is pretty 😂

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2 years ago
A kitchen aid on the bench would make me feel like a domestic goddess 😁

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2 years ago
To those complaining when u live off $450 a week then you come and talk to us low income earners busting our butts trying to work, study and raise a family. It's hard work especially with no husband or partner bringing in 66000 income to boost our income. Consider yourselves lucky you aren't wearing see through underwear that's so old and sewing your bra back up and gluing shoes together coz u can't afford the luxury of buying clothes as needed or food whenever u want or coffees out etc. If you aren't living like this u have no idea!!!!

I've had a chest infection and cold for 4 months but don't have $60 to see a gp. So keep plodding along. Again if u can see a gp and pay us bills and have money left over consider us self lucky.

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2 years ago
I agree but I'm concerned about your health. I live somewhere where bulk billing isn't available & if things are tight we can travel to a town 40 mins away to a town where it is. Can you do that?

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2 years ago
Do you not have a hospital in your area? 4 moths suffering a chest infection is crazy.

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2 years ago
I don't want to waste hospital time besides someone had to work to provide roof over head and food. im still breathing but it hurts!

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2 years ago
It isn’t a waste of hospital time. If you develop pneumonia you will end up admitted to hospital and lose more time off work. Don’t be a martyr. Get yourself treated

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2 years ago
Surely there are health centres around that help low income people? There are heaps in my city. Unless you live very remote this story sounds strange to me.

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2 years ago
Thanks for concerns after a sleepless night ive managed to book myself into a doctors an hr away all local ones booked out. Hopefully meds will help and I'm off work for two weeks to recuperate my boss was pretty good about it too got me into his gp. Fingers crossed. Hope everyone else keeps well. x

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2 years ago
Yay! I'm so pleased you're looking after yourself. Just in the nick of time to try and stay out of this coronavirus mess. Get well soon xx

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2 years ago
Maybe people should spend it at bush fire affected areas . 🤔

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2 years ago
Won’t get it and don’t believe it will help in the long run . We need more jobs and we need for company’s to put on people full time not part time and casual and we need to stop dole bludgers living off the working class. And for those dole bludgers to stop having kids and creating more dole bludgers if you can’t afford to live stop having kids and expecting hand outs .

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2 years ago
I just wanna know when I get it , won’t decide till it hits my account

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2 years ago
By the end of the month

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2 years ago
I think it starts March 31st and should be complete April 17th (roughly)

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2 years ago
I’m only just finding this out now! Wow. So grateful that they have done this... I have been stressing out for the pass couple of days about grocery shopping as I’ve been to about 3 supermarkets to do shopping for my two toddlers and there is nothing but fresh veggies I could grab them. No nappies or wipes. No meat. No hand soap. No toilet paper. No bread. No milk. No rice or pasta. We are now running low on food and have been buying take aways which we tried avoiding! Hoping I get some luck tmro 😭

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2 years ago
I'll be hiding it from my husband (he's been accused of being abusive many a time, and I'm not sure how much more I want to overlook and excuse of his behaviour). And it will be put into a separate account he doesn't know about. In case we need to leave, I'll have something to do so with. Or maybe I'll use it to buy groceries when he expects me to pull money out of my arse. Or when he sticks his head in the sand and spends carelessly, while I have to scramble to pay the bills. Or maybe I'll use it to buy myself some job interview attire and be prepared next time I have a shot at financial freedom. Either way, he'll not be finding out about it.

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2 years ago
I'm sure he will know you will get it though. Be careful ♥

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2 years ago
He would have to be living under a rock to not know you will receive it. If he wanted to spend the time on hold to Centrelink they would confirm your eligiblity with simple questions.

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2 years ago
Quite your job and be a dole bludger or live like a dole bludger on your income and see how long you will last

I was happy when I got my job and only received $120.89 fortnight from Centrelink

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2 years ago
Tallies and smokes and loose men.

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2 years ago
^^^^^ Ummmm is SAHM one of the resident trolls????? Or are youtrying to be funny?

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2 years ago
Trying to be funny - didn't it work???

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2 years ago
😂😂

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2 years ago
I think you are funny.

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2 years ago
You've proved you're trolling your own site.
Not a smart business move.

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2 years ago
Bahahaha seriously? So we can't even have a joke with people on our own forum because it's apparently "trolling"??? Go away lol!

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2 years ago
Urgh fun police, do you see what we have to deal with?

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2 years ago
From Services Australia, so people know it's not just those 'sitting around not working'. I do however think it should have gone to more people than just those on Centrelink payments:
We’re paying an Economic Support Payment of $750 to 6.5 million Australians as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re eligible, you don’t need to do anything. There’s no need to call us. We’ll pay you automatically if you’re living in Australia on 12 March 2020 and getting a pension, allowance or Family Tax Benefit or have a seniors or pensioner concession card from us or the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs. It will arrive from 31 March with most receiving it by 17 April 2020.

The payment is still subject to legislation passing.

Find out if you’ll get the payment here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/covid-19

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2 years ago
A new oven , will pay the extra to buy it locally . Mine has shit itself!!!

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2 years ago
Wish we would get some help, but we wont receive anything either.

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2 years ago
I feel for those who won't get it my comment is above first aid and other certificates, as mine have run out and working in Aged care I need them to do shifts.

I THINK everyone should get a bonus it will help our economy and we pay tax so everyone should get ' it. Ive worked from 16 and paid enough tax to cover a fair few people getting something. So I won't have a problem having my future tax go towards paying it off in the long run. Providing they don't up taxes already live pay to pay even with a lil family tax benefits.

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2 years ago
Have to decide between car rego or going to the dentist to get my tooth fixed. Part of it will go to pay the school contributions as well. Might pay my rent a few weeks in advance...

Not all people who get this are bludgers spending it in drugs & alcohol.

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2 years ago
Love private health

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2 years ago
^My family has private top level health cover. I had to have my tooth removed as we couldn't spend the out of pocket. It was traumatic. But we need to have our water and power bills paid.

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2 years ago
I put money on bills fortnight

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2 years ago
Toilet paper

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2 years ago
Drugs, smokes and alcohol. Duh

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2 years ago
^ sounds like my kind of weekend

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2 years ago
First aid
Peg training
Administration of medication training all to get more work. Not all of us are smokers, drinkers, pot heads or gamblers. I do none of those yet cop flack because people put us all in the same basket.

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2 years ago
Maybe go buy from a local green grocer and butcher who will charge too much but I'll be supporting the economy. Maybe also buy shoes as super glue can't keep holding them together much longer. Not joking either.

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2 years ago
Saving $500 the rest on power and gas bill.

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2 years ago
If you said Tallies, Smokes and all the loose blokes it would rhyme.

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2 years ago
Tallies and smokes, I love it.

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2 years ago
Bahahahaha, my Dad used to say that all the time before we lost him last year to cancer. Thank God somebody has a sense of humour.

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2 years ago
I will be using mine to pay some bills and get my car back on the road.