10 Stories of Single Mothers - Sam


Sam is a single mother to twin girls. She has a degree and is currently studying for a post graduate degree and trying to set up her own business – her dream is to earn a decent living so she can lift her and her girls out of poverty. Since being put onto Newstart the family has $130 a fortnight less to live on, and due to the higher clawback rates of Newstart on her earnings, Sam is losing even more money the more she works. (See THE FACTS to understand how this works.) She is only getting by thanks to charity from her family. “Although I could not live without this support and am very grateful for it, I can say it comes with the loss of dignity.


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