The Safety Net Bill has passed – so what now?

The Safety Net Bill has passed – so what now?

Single mother families receiving Centrelink payments will know that as of 20 September 2023, the eligibility age to receive Parenting Payment Single has been raised to up until the youngest child turns 14. It's a great win for single mums, but what does it mean and...

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Single mother wins, then and now

Single mother wins, then and now

Friday 5 May was a momentous day. Early in the morning, an announcement was made of the end of mandatory participation in ParentsNext, affective immediately, with a new co-designed voluntary program to be ready by July 2024. CSMC and our colleagues have been working...

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Federal Budget and single parents: a deep dive

Federal Budget and single parents: a deep dive

On Budget Night, Tuesday 9 May, single parents had a significant victory: the Parenting Payment Single will now be accessible to single parents until their youngest child turns fourteen years. This is a terrific outcome - even if it is not a silver bullet for the...

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