Thought the info might be of interest to some hubbers:
There are marches in every capital city on the 5th February - this is something for all parents to come along and support!
Australian Single parents are uniting and marching on - or meeting at - Parliament Houses around Australia to protest low-income single parents being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the greatly reduced Newstart Allowance.This current policy reduces many Australian single parent family incomes significantly, forcing single parents and their children into poverty, regardless of if they are working already or not.
Australian single parent protest rallies are taking place around Australia on the national day of action - February 5 2013
Check for your closest rally location below
australian capital territory - act
Meet at: Old parliament house When: 9:30am, marching to parliament house, arriving 11am
northern territory - nt
Meet at: Parliament House When: 11AM SHARP
new south wales - nsw
Meet at: Martin Place, Macquarie Street When: 11AM SHARP
Meet at: Centrelink office, King Street When: 9:30am, marching to Grierson's office to arrive 11AM SHARP After: Public meeting at Newcastle Trades Hall, Devonshire Land 11:30am
queensland - qld
Meet at: King George Square before marching to Parliament House, arriving 11AM SHARP
south australian - sa
Meet at: Victoria Square When: 10am, then marching to Parliament house, arriving 11AM SHARP
tasmania - tas
Meet at: St Davids Park, Davey Street When: 10am, then marching to Parliament lawns arriving 11AM SHARP
victoria - vic
Meet at: Parliament House, Spring Street When: 11AM SHARP
western australia - wa
Meet at: Parliament House Harvest Terrace When: 11AM SHARP
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27-01-2013 09:23 #1
Single Parents Newstart rally/protest
28-01-2013 19:25 #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
I'll try and be there even though it isn't going to affect me. Cutting income support to the families who need it most just makes my blood boil!
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