NATIONALS Senator Barnaby Joyce is pushing Tony Abbott to double the baby bonus for stay-at-home mums to $10,000 if he wins power at the next election.
Fearing a backlash over the generosity of the Coalition's proposed paid-parental-leave scheme, which would offer wealthy working women up to $75,000, the Nationals have proposed a better deal for stay-at-home mums.
"It's an incredible sacrifice for women to stay at home. says Joyce.
Well over half female population choose to stay at home because they believe it gives their children a better start in life, its not always decided by the mighty dollar.
Married women or single women who choose not to have children should be really upset by the bias towards stay at homes mum's. Who already receive such largess from governments.
Because they don't have children they are forced to subsidise those that do out of their taxes.
The Nationals say it will help them to buy a house, does that mean that couples without children don't deserve help with housing, come on people for years managed to bring up children with nothing more than a small endowment subsidy per child, we all managed.
I am not suggesting we return to the so called old days but we have gone overboard, guess what, most of these subsidies are treated as gifts and they are spent on luxuries such as new TVs, Sound systems, Iphones and such.
The Nationals first flagged the policy at the 2010 election.
Minister Penny Wong said Treasury costings revealed the Budget impact of the Nationals plan to boost the baby bonus would be as much as $3 billion over three years. It would cost the Budget $890 million in 2013-14, $990 million the next financial year, and $1.1 billion the following year.