Petition – Reverse the Cuts to Single Parent Payments
From 1 January 2013, the Commonwealth Government has made changes that will reduce the payments of more than 80,000 single parents. These families will be transferred from Parenting Payment to Newstart as soon as their youngest child turns 8, leaving them with a lower rate of support, and driving many single parents into the stressful situation of needing to do more hours of work around the time they spend caring for their children.
You can take action to let the Federal Government know they should reverse these unfair cuts.
Download this petition, print it out and send your signatures through to Jan’s office. Jan will present the petition to call on the NSW Government to back single parents and tell the Commonwealth they should reverse the cuts.
And to stay informed about the campaign to improve the support for single parents:
- check out the Single Parents Action Group, with online information and rallies across Australia, and
- let Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert know that you support her campaign to change these laws.
UPDATE: Cate Faehrmann is calling for people to send a message to Premier O’Farrell and Minister Goward calling for the Welfare Rights Centre’s funding to be reinstated. This service provides vital support to single parents and others about their rights in social security matters.