I haven't got all the info but im not sure about the gillard govt lowering the single parent benefits by $130 a fortnight.
I dont see how lowering the payment and axing it when the youngest is eight years old is going to help the parents get into the workforce. Some child care places charge up to $80 a day. How can a woman who's been out of work for eight years score a job where she can keep up with her bills AND fork out $80 a day for child care?
Myself and other women I know who have partners not only find it hard to get a job but also to get one that covers day care costs and still contributes to household income. One friend in particular wants to go back to work but to put her two children in daycare will cost $70 a day. There aren't any full or part time jobs for unqualified employees that pay much more than that.
Just seems like its backwards to me.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)