'Family first' rhetoric neglects single mothers

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In almost every government economic policy, we hear of its concern for the family. From the NBN rollout, to emission reduction and electricity prices, government proclaims a commitment to assist families meet the financial burden of the cost of living.

Yet for all the talk about families, there remains one type of family that consistently seems to be omitted from pro-family government rhetoric: that of the single mother. Instead of making life easier for single-mother families, the government has imposed additional requirements upon single mothers as a pre-condition to their receiving the Parenting Payment they need to support themselves and their children.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEureka Street
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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'Family first' rhetoric neglects single mothers. / Galloway, Kathrine.

In: Eureka Street, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.03.2019.

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