Forum: Why pick on sole parents? - Public Service Association

Forum: Why pick on sole parents?

WEL and the F Collective invite you to our forum:

Forum: Why pick on sole parents?

Sexism, welfare and bad policy decisions

Abolition of the Sole Parent Pension Rally

The attack on our welfare system has intensified in recent years, culminating in the axing of the Sole Parenting Payment, forcing single parents onto the totally inadequate Newstart allowance.

The total abolition of the Sole Parenting Payment, for single parents with children over eight, is just one example of how our social safety net is being undermined by government decisions. Accompanying this is the opportunistic stigmatisation of members of our community currently relying on the welfare system.

Come along to this forum and talk about the role of the feminist movement in fighting for a decent social safety net, and what we can do to create change before the election!


Thursday the 11th of April, 6-8pm

Location: Wesley Centre, Level 3 220 Pitt St, Sydney.

Child-minding facilities are available.

RSVP is essential:

Speakers include:

          • Amanda Parkinson – journalist and F Collective member
        • Beth Goldblatt – Research Fellow UNSW Law
          • Dr Cassandra Goldie – CEO Australian Council of Social Services
          • Eva Cox – feminist activist, the Single Parents Action Group.

Cassandra Goldie will be speaking about ACOSS’ appeal to the United Nations to challenge the Sole Parenting Payment cuts.

Child minding: Let us know at if you require child minding, and the age of your child.

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