And so speculation mounts that the baby bonus will be means tested.
And to that, Brendan Nelson says this:
BRENDAN NELSON, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Every mother loves her baby, every baby is valued and Mr Rudd should value all babies equally.
We should not live in Australia where Mr Rudd thinks that some babies are more valuable than others, it’s very, very important that Mr Rudd understand that every mother loves her baby and this should be an Australia where all babies are equal.
BARRIE CASSIDY: Brendan Nelson’s Gettysburg address: all babies are created equal.
What??? Maybe Dr Nelson is going back to his ALP far left roots. Or maybe he thinks that the baby bonus payment is a price of a baby. By the way, it appears that such a notion would appeal well to the 5-7 year old vote.