Apology for error (letter)by John MorrisseyNews Weekly
, June 9, 2007
It has been pointed out to me that my article, "Howard's cash benefits for families" (News Weekly
, May 12, 2007), contained an error [the Web version has been corrected - ed].
In researching the family assistance literature, I misunderstood Family Tax Benefit B as being paid per child rather than per family, as is the case.
Although the brochure is ambiguous, the department website makes it quite plain.
Amended figures for tax-free extra income are thus $12,103, $7,147 and $8,199 respectively for the three family scenarios.
I apologise for having misled News Weekly
's readers.John Morrissey,