They gave personal examples of situations to show how the significant drop in income on Newstart can financially devastate Australian single parent families.
Families have been reached through informal coffee meetings or door-to-door solicitation as well as neighborhood get-togethers such as ball games, cook-outs, etc. Families who are living at high financial risk due to the already low-paying Parent Payment Single. Moving parents onto Newstart this year was implemented without any accompanying program of support, training or family-flexible job creation.
Parent Neighborhood Groups may meet in homes, schools, churches or other neighborhood facilities and are usually started by parents wanting to make changes in the neighborhood in which they live. Another major concern is that for domestic violence victims with children over the age of eight, escape may now prove to be financially unviable if they cannot support their family independently once they have left the abusive relationship.
So dont stop your education cause you have a kid, or many children. Inclusion in the single parents directory should not be considered as an endorsement of any kind by Single Parents Network or owners.
Many parents find reinforcement and support in meeting and working with other parents who are experiencing the same problems. There are several national support groups which began as local groups, and expanded as more and more people benefitted from involvement with them.
Senator Siewart later went on to hold Parliament to account on the Newstart issue at Question Time that afternoon, with single parents watching-on from the public gallery. Studying single parent families are now being hit with the double-whammy of not only losing their all-important Pensioner Education Supplement, but also having to afford the JET childcare supplement being raised by over percent in parent contributions - for many single parents, to continue their studies in the hopes of improving their employability is now a luxury that they cannot afford.
We welcome single fathers and single mothers with or with out custody or who may not be single as of yet. Some groups have actually worked to close down local crack houses and to reclaim their neighborhoods to make them safe for their children.
The following are national support organizations which have local affiliates throughout the country. Despite the fact that three parliamentary inquiries, including the Human Rights committee, expressed serious concerns regarding the adequacy of the Newstart allowance, and advised government to delay their decision, the government chose to go ahead and move single parents onto the dole as of the 1st of January of this year.
Mother of twins Bianca Maciel Pizzorno came all the way from Victoria to attend the Canberra Rally With the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children NCSMC and other prominent organisations strongly supporting the protests, all capital city rallies reported excellent turnouts of single parents.
By meeting with the MPs, Parents hoped to assist politicians in realising the dire implications of continuing to move single parents from the Parent Payment Single to Newstart once their youngest child turns eight years old.
Parent Support Groups are made up of parents who are having difficulty with their young people. Stop in for child support and about child custody, there are many other single parenting articles just for single parents about single parenting.
Newstart Fast-Facts Newstart, otherwise known as "The Dole" is a minimal government allowance with set work participation requirements, and was designed for single unemployed Australians with no dependent children.
Reducing money to already working, already impoverished households and putting their homes and food budgets at risk is not the answer to improving their employment prospects. The links contained in our Single Parent Directory are here for reference only regarding single parenting and visitors looking for information.
We cater to widows, or those who choice to be a single mom or single daddy alone. Prominent rallies included Adelaide, where a major city road had to be closed to facilitate over protesters, and Melbourne, where officials chose to assemble a "thin blue line" of police at Parliament House in the city where single parents were rallying.
For the reading impaired: It is self-supporting through members and group contributions and the sale of Al-Anon literature. They may deal with issues such as how near to school campuses alcohol or tobacco billboards should be allowed, identifying safe houses for children who may need somewhere to go in an emergency, or agreeing to "watch out" for neighborhood children.
Meeting at Old Parliament House at 9: Both Newstart and Parenting Payment Single are not indexed to keep pace with inflation as the aged pension is - the gap between pension payments is constantly widening. Following the rally speeches at Parliament House, parents were invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the Greens Party - a welcome re-fuel for those that had commenced their journey in the early hours in order to make the trip to Canberra that day.
This group also has the advantage of involving senior citizens living in the area. Partnership with corporate sponsors produced a substance abuse prevention parenting program. For meeting sites and times, see the yellow pages under "Alcoholism.
Meetings are free, anonymous and confidential.
Many parent neighborhood groups work with their local police departments, setting up neighborhood watch groups to increase security. This 1st of January government move brings most pre PPS parents into line with single parents already on Newstart since the changes were initially implemented by the Howard government.
If you are alone parent or feel that you are alone, you are not alone you are a parent with children and surviving. The attending parents showed extraordinary dedication and determination to helping improve not just their own family situation, but the financial situation of all Australian single parent families on or destined for Newstart.MODELS OF PARENT ACTION GROUPS An extensive survey, including a search of the Internet, available literature and consultation with people involved with parent action groups all over the United States identified many parent action groups/organizations which focus solely on parenting and substance abuse prevention.
Single Parent Advocate is a non-profit organization commited to educating, equipping and empowering single parents with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children.
The Single Moms Support Group is here for anyone looking for support in dealing with children and family as a Single Mom. Join the Single Moms Support Groups here for free. Single Mothers and Poverty Agenda for Action. The Montgomery County Commission for Women is a department of disproportionate number of families in poverty that are headed by single mothers.
American Progress and Head of Policy and Research for One Parent Families (U.K.), a London. The single parent may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of juggling caring for the children, maintaining a job and keeping up with the bills and household chores.
And typically, the family's finances and resources are. The "Single Parent Day of Action" held on the 5th of February saw single parent rallies being held in all capital cities of Australia, and was the brainchild of the Single Parents Action Group (SPAG).Download