ACOSS Snapshot Social Security Spending 2017 Tweet states –
— ACOSS (@ACOSS) August 23, 2017
15 October 2017
13 October 2017
ACOSS Child Poverty Briefing
Excerpt page 5
“…Children of single parents are doing it tougher
…The latest research from the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of NSW finds that single
parents receiving Newstart Allowance are unable to afford a minimum and healthy standard of living.
At $544 per week (including Newstart Allowance, Family Tax Benefits and Rent Assistance), their social
security payments fall short of a minimum budget by $132 per week.
Absurdly, social security payments for single parents fall as their children grow older and become
more expensive.” READ MORE
TIME TO ACT NOW
It’s a crying shame a time consuming, resource devouring study provided by a University was needed to quantify and qualify evident information.
In any case the time to act is now!
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Excerpt taken from Wikipedia
Prior to 1900 in Australia, charitable assistance from benevolent societies, sometimes with financial contributions from the authorities, was the primary means of relief for people not able to support themselves. The 1890s economic depression and the rise of the trade unions and the Labor parties during this period led to a movement for welfare reform.
In 1900, the states of New South Wales and Victoria enacted legislation introducing non-contributory pensions for those aged 65 and over. Queensland legislated a similar system in 1907 before the Australian labor Commonwealth government led by Andrew Fisher introduced a national aged pension under the Invalid and Old-Aged Pensions Act 1908. A national invalid diasbility pension was started in 1910, and a national maternity allowance was introduced in 1912.
During the Second World War, Australia under a labor government created a welfare state by enacting national schemes for: child endowment in 1941 (superseding the 1927 New South Wales scheme); a widows’ pension in 1942 (superseding the New South Wales 1926 scheme); a wife’s allowance in 1943; additional allowances for the children of pensioners in 1943; and unemployment, sickness, and special benefits in 1945 (superseding the Queensland 1923 scheme).