For some reason, I get posts from Families Australia, courtesy of the Department of Human Services, on my Facebook page. And here is the latest entry:
Parliament is yet to pass legislation to end the Schoolkids Bonus. This means the next instalment will be paid in January 2014. If you’re eligible and your child is starting primary school or moving onto secondary school in 2014, make sure your child’s education details are up to date in your Centrelink online account.
Wow … the implications is that Parliament is wrong to be passing this legislation, but in the meantime, make sure you don’t miss out. Tells us a lot about the mentality of the people (PR types, perhaps?) who work in the Department of Human Services.
It also reminds me of that famous quote of Jefferson – it’s like a Christmas treat for Cats:
A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.