AUSTRALIA’S child support system is among the most expensive in the world.
The average payment is now more than $13,000 per child.
Child support is an essential financial support to keep a family afloat in a tough economic climate.
The system has been criticised for its “flawed” system of payments.
Here are the top five reasons why.1.
What are the costs of child support payments?1.1 The cost of child care costs the country around $50 billion per year, with an average of $1.5 billion.
The country’s child care centres are full or underused.
Children and families spend an average $5,000 on childcare a year, but many can only afford to pay for half of the cost.1,2.
The cost to taxpayers is high.
The Australian Tax Office estimates that around $500 million is spent on child support.
In Victoria alone, taxpayers are on average on average $500 more per child than they receive in support.1 2.
The child support payment system is a patchwork.
Each jurisdiction has its own rules, with the most common being a formula based on the number of children the family has.
This means that parents with children under four are unlikely to receive any child support for the first five years of their child’s life.
The child support formula is based on four factors: the number and severity of the offending, the amount of support received by the family and the number or severity of other factors such as a criminal conviction, unemployment or homelessness.
The number of childless adults and children in the family is a separate issue.
The ATS analysis states that while there are about 100,000 childless households in Australia, about 20,000 of them are dependent on the support of one parent or the other.3.
The most expensive child support costs are spent on the parent who cannot provide for the child.
It is estimated that about half of child and adult child support is paid by parents who cannot afford to provide for their children.4.
The financial consequences of paying child support are high.
In NSW, child support from parents who are not financially capable is calculated at more than the average cost of a full-time job for both parents.5.
Child care centres have a poor record of supporting families.
A child care centre is not an appropriate solution for most families, particularly for parents with multiple children.
Child care centres should be the first option for families who are unable to afford the full cost of their children’s education.
They provide a place where children can get a place to grow up and have a good quality of life, without the expense of day care.