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article imageRally in Sydney against benefits change for single parents Special

By Richard Milnes     Feb 5, 2013 in Politics
Sydney - Rallies were held across Australia in a national day of action to protest against low-income single parents being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the greatly reduced Newstart Allowance.
Just fewer than 100 people took part in the Sydney rally held in Martin Place at 11am.
Some people at the rally wore white T-shirts with handprints on to show their solidarity.
Alison Peters  Director  NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS)  speaks about the effects of the New...
Alison Peters, Director, NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS), speaks about the effects of the Newstart Allowance changes for single parents whose child turns eight.
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Katrina Rae representing the Single Parents’ Action Group (SPAG)  who is a working single mother o...
Katrina Rae representing the Single Parents’ Action Group (SPAG), who is a working single mother of four teenage children speaks about her life before and after the changes to Newstart allowance on 1 January. She challenged some of the stereotypes that might be held regarding single parents.
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Cate Faehrmann  NSW Greens Spokesperson for the Status of Women  speaks on the impact of the changes...
Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens Spokesperson for the Status of Women, speaks on the impact of the changes on single parents and outlines the position and actions being taken by the Greens in the Federal Parliament.
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Kellie Marsh a single mum  former Mayor and current Liberal Councillor with Shellharbour City Counci...
Kellie Marsh a single mum, former Mayor and current Liberal Councillor with Shellharbour City Council outlines her ideas on solutions that the government can implement now.
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Eva Cox a ‘long-term feminist policy activist who had direct experience of being a sole parent in ...
Eva Cox a ‘long-term feminist policy activist who had direct experience of being a sole parent in the 1960s’ sums up the feminist concerns regarding the recent changes to parenting payments.
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Rally in Sydney to protest against benefits change for single parents.
Rally in Sydney to protest against benefits change for single parents.
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Protesters at rally hold a banner saying ‘Justice for Children’.
Protesters at rally hold a banner saying ‘Justice for Children’.
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The changes to the parenting payments that came in on 1 January are detailed on the Dept of Human Services website.
More images of the event can be seen here.
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