I dunno if this is happening anywhere else in the world, but here in Australia, some stupid politicians decided to give any citizen a $3000 bonus for having a baby. They then raised this to $4000. In july, they plan to raise it to $5000. Even when it was $3000, there were young girls, like 12 years old, having a baby soley for the reward of the huge amount of $3000 - these little kids couldn't even imagine what they could buy with that much. Plenty of druggies & alcoholics got pregnant for the money aswell, not to mention working class people that didn't want a kid but for $3000, why not? Even more stupid people started getting pregnant when it hit $4000, i do not want to see what is going to happen when the bonus hits $5000 It's really serious, there are druggies having one kid after the other, and they spend the bonus within a week or two of the baby being born, on drugs - some druggies have like 7 kids now, no bs! There are reports of this everywhere around here. I have said from the start, that it was a stupid idea, it will do nothing but breed a generation of poorly raised kids, that will probably become an utterly disgracefull generation. When the grant was first introduced, i wondered that since they just wanted to give parents an incentive to help the country grow, why they didn't just offer vouchers of some sort, that can be used only on things such as health care, child care, nappies, a single pram & a single cot. That way, you won't get anywhere near the amount of problems you are having now. I hear that they are finally planning to introduce a voucher scheme that can only be used on infant goods, but that they are planning to only do this for known alcoholics & drug addicts! How stupid, this should be for everybody - not only because many drug addicts are unknown, but there are many people having kids just for the extra cash, they don't really want a kid. I dunno what australia is gonna be like in 15-20 years, when this generation of bogans have grown up I guess we hear about messed up kids doing bad things in other places of the world, hopefully these kids don't grow up to do messed up stuff here Stupid government, how can stupid people end up being the ones that run the country?