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    Default Changes to Baby Bonus

    I know changes have been made relating to how teenage mums receive the baby bonus, however, I've also been told the baby bonus is increasing to $5000 as of 1 July 2007. I thought the next increase wasn't until 2008. Does anyone know if it is increasing earlier?



    I've looked on the Gov websites and can't see it anywhere but I have read it in newspaper articles.

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    Hi, I heard them say this too on the telly.
    I know it was originally planned for 2008.
    Maybe its an election campain thing?

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    I'm not voting for them but I'll take the $5,000! Gotta get something for the last decade!

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    I also thought it was July 2008.... but go ahead make it 2007!!!!!

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    I thought it was the 1st of July 2008 too.
    I know I read that on the centrelink website a couple of weeks ago. Is this recent news? I haven't seen it yet.
    Just checked the website again and it still says 2008 but I hope you're right.
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    I am pretty sure that it is happening this year.. Maybe the websites havent updated the information yet? But I wouldnt go spending $5000 incase someone did get it wrong somewhere and it ends up being only $4000..

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    i thought it was 2008 as well. if it is 2007 - will be wanting to be overdue by couple of days now!

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    I would of thought the govt would of tried to clear up some of the confusion over this already. I have spoken to so many people about this and no one seems to know what is going on.
    One friend is absolutely convinced that it is $7,000 this year LOL, she won’t believe me when I tell them that its $4,100

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    i wish it was $7000 this year! That would be nice - unfortuanly, i dont think so.

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    John Howard's daughter recently announced she was up the duff.....

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    HA HA Chloe, sounds like our work...
    #yrs ago the HR manager fell preg & we all of a sudden got 13wks paid maternity leave (there have been about 25 babies born in Vic alone since we get paid leave, just in time for when Indah acme along & now this one...

    So it wouldnt surprise me if they changed something to Benefit his own kids pockets!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dachlostar View Post
    John Howard's daughter recently announced she was up the duff.....

    Explains all then......!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimbaz View Post
    Explains all then......!! LOL
    did you watch rove last night? They did the bogus news break, they said baby bonus going up to $50grand...

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    I missed it...damn forgot he was back.

    50k would be nicer then 4k...imagine how many would want to have babies then...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2bee View Post
    did you watch rove last night? They did the bogus news break, they said baby bonus going up to $50grand...
    I saw it, wish it were true!!! Any money would be a great help but wish we got it now to pay 4 all the doc appointments and u/s. Only got about $800 for my DS 3 years ago.

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    If it is true, too bad they won't let you go overdue longer than 2 weeks. 5000 is better than 4100, I will take what I can get though.

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    I will have to wait to conceive number 2 for a few weeks then, well that is if I can even conceive easily again.

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    the young receptionist where my dh works, her boyfriend wants her to have a baby, so he can spend the 4g's on his car.
    It would be nice to get the money before bubs comes along, but we are planning on setting it up in a seperate account for baby anyways

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