Bring back School kids bonus for struggling families.

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Amanda Gilbert
4 years ago
Essential for families struggling to meet the high costs of Uniforms, School Fees Books etc

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Cheryl Brown
4 years ago
Why did it need to change in the first place. It worked! Take money from the politicians that earn more than some could ever imagine! Thats fair!

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LANA COLLING
4 years ago
I feel the schoolkids essentials program is absolutely a necessity unlike politicians, our country's children are the future not the past; and I think bold statements made by some politician's "we deserve a pay raise because we are used to a certain type of income funded lifestyle" - is a slap in the face to the thousands of families stressed by the increasing cost of essential items, so whoever was responsible for the discontinue of this payment should be ashamed of themselves.

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Di Hayward
4 years ago
I am a struggling mother who works 28hpurs a week with hubby on a disability pension with 3 kids still to go thrpugh school. My son started highschool this year amd i had to take out a personal loan to purchase his laptop he needs which totalled $1700. This money is so jandy to ensure my children get tje best possible start to the year with the excact items they need.

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Tracy Pollard
4 years ago
I cannot afford the ridiculous prices for my daughters school uniform etc for high school next year..

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Jodie Stafford
4 years ago
I'm a single parent with four children. The cost of uniforms is ridiculously high my sons highschool uniform over $300 alone and that's for anoubkic school
He's outgrown it already and I've had to swallow my pride and ask the school for financial assistance as he's constantly getting in trouble for being out of uniform
My younger ones each uniform cost approx $100 but I need three and they outgrow theirs by term 3 too
Do the math
$100x 3 kids bi annually
$300x 1child bi annually
That's $1200 on a pension!!
And that's doesn't even include books stationary, elective fees sports fees or excursions
My children miss out on all these things because I simply don't have the funds
The school bonus should be brought back but it needs to be means tested
Not everyone needs it but single parents they definitely do

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Alexandra Neville
4 years ago
All children deserve to have equal schooling essentials no matter what family they come from. These children are our future!!

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michaela Milton
4 years ago
I am one of those struggling familys

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Karen Grayndler
4 years ago
I know how hard it was to finance my children at school and now with the high price of food power and rent I feel for all the parents out there struggling to pay school needs and the school excursions etc I used to go and pick up my grandchildren and saw children with decent shoes uniforms etc now you can now see the families barely suviving on low incomes and welfare their children are the ones with tatty shoes and uniforms. Money shouldn't be an issue when it comes to school children they should all feel equal at school. I know the MPs proberly wouldn't understand this as we the tax payer pay for their children to go to private schools.

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Janet Hadson
4 years ago
It's so difficult for families. This payment helps with ongoing costs for education in low income families. Please restore this payment.