10 Stories of Single Mothers - Wendy


Wendy has been in part time employment sometimes several jobs at the same time – since her daughter was just three months old. As well as working and being the sole carer of her now 10 year old, Wendy is also studying at TAFE, trying  to gain the qualifications she needs to keep working in her current job as a book-keeper. After being moved off the PPS and onto Newstart in January 2013 she lost around $170 a fortnight; she’s now working more hours than ever, but is still financially worse-off than when she was on the PPS. (see THE FACTS to understand how this can be) The extra work hours are impeding her capacity to study and she’s worried she won’t gain this vital qualification that is the pathway out of poverty for her and her daughter.

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