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Single parents face benefit cut

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 4 May, 2012 - 8:49 AM
Single parents will face a cut in benefits to encourage them to find work.

Wayne Swan looks set to cut thousands of dollars in benefits for single parents to encourage them to find jobs and cut welfare dependency. Rob Broadfield spoke to Therese Edwards from the Council for Single Mothers and their Children.

Blog comments Your Say

  • My daughter who is a single parent with three chidren was put on Newstart on her youngest child eighth birthday on 18/3/2011. How come the government has put this in their budget now when Centrelink have already implemented it more than 12 months ago?

    Martyn R Wednesday 9 May, 2012 - 1:07 PM
  • Australia does have one of the world's better social welfare programs with 6.7 million recipients of some level of welfare through Centrelink, and all up touching the lives of 9.5 million Australians, however the cut to single parents is brutal when contextually this is one of the world's richest countries, 2nd in the world on the UNDEP human index list and the 13th largest economy in the world.

    Gerry Georgatos Saturday 5 May, 2012 - 9:34 AM

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