Recent changes to the supporting mothers’ benefit have been engineered with both cost cutting and ideology in mind. In this interview with Linda Seaborn, the blather explores the consequences of this new attack on women (and their children) which is being promoted under the banner of a promoting the rigid framework of a "traditional" nuclear family. The blather also explores the broad context of these 'reforms' as Linda relates them to the impending changes to workplace conditions under the new IR bill.
Linda Seaborn is a member of the National Council for the Single Mother and Her Child.
Many resources are available through the NCSMC website.
NATSEM Report: The Distributional Impact of the Proposed Welfare-to-Work Reforms Upon Sole Parents, (pdf)as commissioned by the National Foundation of Australian Women
Welfare to Workfare Public Campaign Kit.
the blather#5: 31 mins, 29.7Mbs
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