The government offers mothers (married or single) a $5,000 bonus, tax free, when they deliver their baby. This money is probably to help absorb some of the increased costs that go along with a new baby, but that is not what is going towards…
Adelaide-based social worker Sue Vardon said on Monday there had been a spike in the number of babies being handed over by their mothers into the care of the state in the three years since the government began paying a bounty for every new baby born.
It is sad to hear that someone would carry a baby for 40 weeks, just to receive a pay off and hand the child over like there is no bond there.
Maybe the government should reform their plan and offer a dollar amount that could be used at a department store for family supplies or baby gear.