Okay, I’m a second child. I have issues. Nonetheless, Wayne Swan has finally confirmed what we all in our hearts knew and put a monetary value on the neglected, non-photographed, often sat-upon by the older sibling “subsequent” child (paywalled link).
Thanks Wayne, the class action is in the post.
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Edit – I am informed by twitter that Penny Wong said on radio this doesn’t actually apply to twins. Haven’t actually heard it myself but it does make sense, or at least as much sense as a non means tested baby bonus is going to make, so if you’ve got twins on the way, breathe easy. And have a lie down, it’s your last chance.