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Do you want to take action to stop more Australian kids growing up in poverty?

National Council of Single Mothers and their Children calls for the reinstatement of Parenting Payment Single. This call is supported by the families impacted, by Australians who witness the distress and by the community who want to end the hardship. Your email will be forwarded to the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Leader of the Greens and Senator Xenophon.

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Dear Leaders

We vote and we care

As a matter of urgency I am asking you to tackle child poverty starting with better support for single parents. Many single parents are being forced onto the $38 a day Newstart Allowance. Newstart is not a payment for families, it  robs children of the hope to live in a safe and secure house, to have enough food to eat, a chance for education and to play sport. It deeply harms families who are in paid work; it’s so low that it prevents other families from finding a job and studying.  It is a cruel blow to the many families caring for a child with a disability and paying rent is a monthly struggle. It delivers a bleak and dark future, and one that Australia cannot afford to ignore. We can, and must, do better.

We must immediately Restore Parenting Payment for Single Parents


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