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Political parties under pressure to dismantle ParentsNext

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  Community groups are demanding the government scraps its controversial pre-employment program ParentsNext, after a Senate committee found it was causing anxiety and distress

ParentsNext Under Fire for Punitive Approach to Single Mothers

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  A government pre-employment program that forces single mothers on welfare to attend appointments and complete activities or risk having their payments cut is inconsistent with

The Motherhood Penalty – the Widest Gender Pay Gap

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  Women are being penalised for becoming mothers, leading to the largest national gender pay gap in 30 years, the Diversity Council Australia has claimed. Chief Executive Officer…

More Asylum Seeker ‘Mothers’ on Suicide Watch

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees…

Aussie Mums Among the World’s Best – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 8th May 2014 -  Australian mothers have ranked in the top 10 of Save the Children’s Mothers’ Index – making the country among the best in the world for mothers’ and children’s…

Most Working Women Not Caring for Children – ABS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th March 2013 -  New research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that the majority of working women are not caring for young children despite most employers still relying on…

Work & Family Juggling Finds a Balance – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 -  Many Australian families are juggling their working lives without using formal child-care services, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian
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