It seems like a stupid idea. The only people who miss out are the kids(who the gov wanted us to have) now they are taking away the help to raise them. Many of the single mums I know have bosses who are not tolerant of mums needs to care for their children. Child care is NOT affordable(a reason I do not have my kids in after school care). I do not know how a single parent is going to cope.
It is hard enough for me as a coupled parent. The Gov wants to save money but it is at the expense of the child.
I hope she only announced this to show Tony Abbort views as he has since her announcement.