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All the latest Australian Centrelink Online News that Aussie single mums on Centrelink payments or the Single Parent Payment (Single Mother Pension / Single Parent Payment) should keep up to date with to ensure that they receive their full Centrelink benefit entitlements - and know what they may be able to claim, or losing, so that they can prepare their finances to the best of their abilities. For example, many single parents are unaware that when their youngest child turns 8, they will lose the single parenting payment (the Centrelink parenting payment single - PPS) and then must reapply to obtain the Centrelink Newstart Allowance (Newstart unemployment payment or dole) - a Centrelink allowance that pays considerably less than the single parent pension.


Centrelink News Articles

Basics card income management news

income management 14 September 2013 | Coalition to revive work for dole program
TONY Abbott's pledge to build an Australia of "lifters, not leaners'' will be given new life in the return of work-for-the-dole and new income management programs Go to the news website...

Single parent newstart news

election news 11 September 2013 | Financial losses for single parents dumped on to Newstart Allowance reaching $80 a week
NEW rates of welfare payments beginning this quarter demonstrate the growing divide between the dole and pensions, with the financial losses for single parents dumped on to Newstart Allowance now reaching $80 a week Go to the news website...

Single parent newstart news

election news 11 September 2013 | Financial losses for single parents dumped on to Newstart Allowance reaching $80 a week
NEW rates of welfare payments beginning this quarter demonstrate the growing divide between the dole and pensions, with the financial losses for single parents dumped on to Newstart Allowance now reaching $80 a week Go to the news website...

Single parent pension news

Parenting Payment Single to Newstart 23 August 2013 | A single-minded struggle to get by
Around 65,000 single parents, mostly women, have been affected by cuts to the Parenting Payment. Michel was one of 65,000 single parents, mostly women, who were affected when the federal government scrapped the Parenting Payment for single parents with children aged eight and over in 2012 Go to the news website...

Newstart political party policies

Election 2013 4 August 2013 | Rudd under pressure from single mums
THE Rudd government is under pressure from single mums in marginal seats to reverse welfare changes that have left many households struggling on $35 a day.Go to the news website...

Newstart single parent news

Australian Newstart news 30 July 2013 | Single parents forced to move interstate after Labor's reforms to Parenting Payment system
MORE than 63,000 single parents have been stung by the government's reforms to the Parenting Payment system - forcing some mothers to move interstate to a bid to squeeze more value out of their payments Go to the news website...

Parenting Payment Single News

Australian welfare news 7 July 2013 | Single mothers hit hardest by cuts, PM told
Members of Kevin Rudd's new cabinet have directly approached the Prime Minister about reversing Labor's controversial cuts to single parents' welfare payments Go to the news website...

Political Single Parenting News

Kevin Rudd to raise welfare 28 June 2013 | Single mums will get back cuts
KEVIN Rudd will reverse some of the cuts to the welfare payments of single parents and commit to an in-principle pledge to increase Newstart, in a radical departure from Julia Gillard's welfare agenda Go to the news website...

Poverty link to Newstart

Australian divorce news 12 June 2013 | More single-parent households living in poverty
Cuts to single parent welfare payments may be pushing more children into poverty, according to researchers working on a decade-long, nationwide study Go to the news website...

Centrelink benefit news

08 May 2013 | Woman wins test case over Centrelink payments
Thousands of prosecutions against welfare recipients who failed to report changes in circumstances have been thrown into doubt by a High Court ruling Go to the news website...

Single parent news

FTB part A 07 May 2013 | Government scraps plans to increase Family Tax Benefit A in Federal Budget
FAMILIES will miss out on a tax boost worth up to $600 a year after the government confirmed it was scrapping the measure in the upcoming budget Go to the news website...

Newstart mum speaks out

Newstart news 27 April 2013 | This working single mum has news for Julia
WHEN working single mother Kerry Arch approached her local member, Julia Gillard, about being cut from the sole parenting payment and her financial struggles, staff at the electorate office told her to "go and find more hours" Go to the news website...

Parent Payment Single to Newstart News

Australian Newstart news 16 April 2013 | Billboard to protest cuts to sole parenting payments
A SINGLE mother feels so strongly about cuts to sole parenting payments she's putting her money where her mouth is in the biggest way possible. Rose Ljubicic has taken $3300 out of her own pocket and gone into debt to hire a 4m x 6m billboard on the corner of Bell and High streets in Preston in the lead-up to the May budget Go to the news website...

Single Parent welfare cuts

Single parent welfare news 5 April 2013 | Carr questions single mum welfare cuts
Former human services minister Kim Carr says federal government welfare cuts to single parents have strengthened the campaign to increase the Newstart Allowance. As a result, the measure might actually backfire as a cost-saving measure, Senator Carr says Go to the news website...

Centrelink Newstart news

Centrelink news 21 March 2013 | Single-parent move a 'breach of human rights'
A Labor-dominated parliamentary committee has found that the federal government's move to force single parents off parenting payments, and onto the lower Newstart allowance, could be a breach of their human rights Go to the news website...

Single Parent news

18 March 2013 | Public sympathy grows for single parents' plight
The backlash to the Federal Government's single parent welfare cuts is a sign of the public's softening attitude towards sole parents, writes Adele Horin Go to the news website...

Centrelink Newstart news

Centrelink Newstart news 04 March 2013 | Single parents pleased with UN intervention
Single parents have expressed hope that the input of the United Nations may be enough to persuade the federal government to reverse welfare cuts Go to the news website...

Centrelink news

Australian welfare news25 February 2013 | Labor's battlers' bonus passes Senate
MILLIONS of Australians on welfare will soon be able to get a little more out of their payments, with Labor's "battlers' bonus'' given the green light by parliament Go to the news website...

mums newstart poverty

Newstart from Parent Payment Single

28 January 2012 | Living on Newstart already impossible, says Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt
IT'S the first day of Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt's plan to spend a week living on dole and he only has $42.24 left. The federal MP is living on the equivalent of the Newstart allowance to highlight the minor party concerns about its adequacy Go to the news website...

Single parent concession card news

Single Mother Pension Card

14 January 2012 | Centrelink ordered to apologise for pension card error
Centrelink has been forced to apologise to 80,000 single parents for incorrectly telling them to destroy their pensioner concession cards. The Federal Government agency wrote to single parents who were forced onto the lower Newstart payments from January 1, telling them to destroy their cards Go to the news website...

Single mums told to go to charity organisations for help

Single mums told to call charities

27 November 2012 | Centrelink News
Single mothers who say they will be unable to cope when they lose welfare money under a budget cut are being told by Centrelink workers to seek help from charities Go to the news website...

Australian school children age bonus

7 November 2012
Australian Centrelink school kids payment news
Parents must act to get school kids bonus

The Australian
FOUR hundred thousand families must notify Centrelink in the next month if their child is starting primary school or moving to high school next year so they don't miss out on the school kids bonus worth up to $820 per child Go to the news website...

Newstart allowance

4 November 2012
Single Mum Newstart Impact
Downward spiral with no escape

Herald Sun
WENDY Tucker is trapped between welfare and work. The 46-year-old single mum juggles a part-time job with caring for her daughter Jessie, 9. She can't afford to work full-time or live on the dole. Ms Tucker will lose at least $65 a week in welfare benefits from January, when single parents with children over seven are switched from the parenting payment to the lower Newstart allowance Go to the news website...

centrelink news

28 October 2012
Centrelink news
Don't use welfare benefits as birth control

Herald Sun
SHOULD Australia have a two-child cap that only applies to families on welfare? I was stunned when I heard Labor MP Kelvin Thomson calling for Family Tax Benefits to be restricted for those who have more than two children. He also wants to see the phasing out of the Larger Families Supplement - which is an $11 a fortnight handout per child for families with more than three children Go to the news website...

single parent pension to newstart

22 September 2012 - Single Parent Payment to Centrelink Newstart News
Single-mother cuts to hit hardest in PM's seat

The Australian
JULIA Gillard represents the largest number of single mothers of all federal parliamentarians, placing her electorate of Lalor on the frontline of a major budget cutback. Labor holds 15 of the 25 most vulnerable seats where single parents will be forced off the parenting payment and on to the dole in January next year Go to the news website...

single parents moved to the Centrelink Newstart allowance

21 September 2012 - Single Parent Payment to Centrelink Newstart News
PM determined to put single mothers on dole

Herald Sun
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says a plan to move 100,000 single mums off single parenting payments to the dole will go ahead despite objections from parliament's human rights committee. The Federal Government wants single parents moved to the Newstart allowance when their youngest child turns eight Go to the news website...

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29 August 2012 - Centrelink Newstart Payment News
Revealed: dole recipients too poor to buy food, medication or heating

Sydney Morning Herald
SHOCKING findings from research commissioned by the government show that one in 10 Australians on the dole are unable to obtain a substantial meal each day, one in eight are unable to buy prescribed medicines, and one in 20 cannot heat their homes. Aged pensioners are much better off than those on the Newstart allowance Go to the news website......

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24 August 2012 - Single Parenting Payment to Newstart
Push to delay cut in parent payment

Sydney Morning Herald
LABOR senators say proposals to reduce the payments of 100,000 single parents should be delayed until Senate committees report on whether the changes would breach human rights, and on the adequacy of the Newstart allowance Go to the article source...