Baby Bonus

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Baby Bonus

A payment a government makes to new parents, usually to reduce the pressure of the expense the baby brings. The baby bonus is given whether the child comes through adoption or natural birth. Only a few governments offer a baby bonus.
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And so I'm not a supporter of baby bonuses. Australia's going to have an extra one million people very quickly as a result of a steep increase in the most ambitious immigration targets proportionately in our history.
One was communist East Germany, where wages were kept so low that the government could afford to pay baby bonuses that amounted to one-third of what a woman would have made working that year.
PERKS such as baby bonuses, scholarships to do something life-affirming, free private healthcare and even free toast, fruit and cereal in the mornings, are just some of the reasons why smoothie-makers innocent was named Employer of the Year at last week's National Business Awards.
Among Mayor Langevin's initiatives are baby bonuses of $75 for the first child to $750 for third or further children.