@mamamia-user-197644376 people can access subsidised childcare without a recognised activity for mental health reasons. I believe a GP is able to organise this. Just putting this up so people know there are options.
@sarah usually a person who is not working would not have the $ to pay for the childcare fees if they weren’t subsidised. I agree that childcare places should be prioritised for working parents (note parents, not women) but I have no problem with parents who don’t work having access to some level of subsidised childcare.
This is why I strongly encourage anyone who asks NOT to leave the workforce to take on an unpaid caring role (for anyone - kids, siblings, parents). The number of women I know who have been screwed over doing this is staggering (and I’m in my mid thirties - there’s a whole lotta looking after parents and older siblings coming our way yet!). We are supposed to have a social welfare network that covers people who need care - but no, the ladies will cover it!!!
@guest2 many in the community are suggesting that the budget should have created these jobs in childcare by funding additional positions. Access to childcare is very difficult in some parts of Australia, especially metropolitan or very remote areas. To me, increasing childcare places is an obvious way to create employment and increase workforce participation at the same time. I agree with you on the infrastructure but wish that support for construction was included increasing stocks of social housing.
@guest2 in the short term, sure. Desperation will do that. But if you won’t acknowledge that a lack of access to affordable, quality childcare impedes workforce participation of women then you’re being deliberately obtuse. Economic data from around the world is very clear on this.
@guest2 and in what way is creating jobs to look after the children who will graduate in 12-15 years NOT going kick start the economy? Not to mention the increase in workforce participation that would occur with additional support to the sector.
@cat totally agree. Cannot believe support for childcare isn’t being seen as key in boosting both workforce participation and productivity. Baffling, even for the Morrison government.
@dp I think anyone following her would have been aware that her pregnancy was not going well and a loss was a possibility. Posting my life on social media is not for me, but I applaud anything that helps normalise grieving pregnancy loss. It’s such a strange sense of shame, as well as the grief, and knowing that you’re not alone in your experience can be very healing.
Kudos to all these talented women! I give you extra props for being honest about what you actually make $-wise. So many articles about entrepreneurs and side hustles make out that people are “killing it” as “boss babes” and all that nonsense. Great to see a realistic account of the time, effort and passion that goes into an enterprise like the ones featured.
@rush I know right? My house is grey and white, and I love it. Probably because of the assault on my eyes that I grew up with haha. My kids will probably fall in love with decor that resembles rainbow ice cream... the pendulum swings back and forth through time!
@rush oh god, I laughed at the idea of a seventies house! We had the green/orange/brown combo in the family home I grew up in. I asked mum once whether they all thought mission brown looked good, or if it just happened to be cheap. She said, no we all thought it looked amazing 😂😂😂
@km an individual child spitting at a police officer is an an entirely different thing to a “group” PLANNING in ADVANCE to behave in this vile way. I would like to know what the consequences to the public school child were. The behaviour described in both cases - spitting - might be the same but the coordination and advance planning as a group suggests that the issues among the private students are systemic and pervasive.
If we should all “live our life” and “work how we want to”, then maybe you should stop shitting all over people who do it differently to you? You’re very fortunate to have a single job that pays enough to live comfortably, and for the “hustle” to be a choice rather than a necessity.
@grumpier monster Rilla of Ingleside is politically incorrect?!? I don’t care, it’s a lovely story and the main character is just so likeable. I’ll look up the other story you mentioned, thanks for sharing 🙂
@anonymous I’m not really connecting the dots between a victim of sexual assault and an anti-vaxxer who can’t control his temper...???
This is exactly what I needed to read today. Mad respect to this lady.
@gu3st I was, but I think the point stands either way!! 😉
@cat I feel the same way about Australian flag thongs 😂😂😂
Not trying to be a smart arse, just trying to understand. I have questions:
I love this tv show!! Glad to see Sophie living her dreams.