- Those involved in the ParentsNext Welfare Program will no longer be bound by mandatory obligations.
- The government said parents described the program as punitive, unproductive and harmful.
- Campaigners and advocates say the decision is a win for parents.
Backlund had a young daughter at the time, moved to a rural area with no jobs, cared for her elderly mother, and was working through family court proceedings with her daughter’s father.
“I think it’s a real shock for a lot of women. Not just the responsibility of caring, but the lack of work that they do at home (that is usually unpaid… I will solve it and the government will equivalent to $2.20 per hour.”
In a joint statement, Women’s Minister Katie Gallagher and Employment Minister Tony Burke said the mandatory requirements for participants would be immediately suspended.
“Therefore, we are retiring ParentsNext from 1 July 2024.”
What is the ParentsNext scheme and why is it deprecated?
Parents who had not graduated from high school and had received income support for a period of time were also included.
“And sometimes the letter arrives and you don’t realize the seriousness of the letter … A woman can be in breach from the start and suddenly stop paying.”
“There was no belief that if you were raising a child on your own and you were facing difficulties … it created the assumption that you weren’t doing the best for your child,” she said. Told.
What do the changes mean?
–Additional reporting by AAP
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/parentsnext-program-to-be-scrapped/msbvsawov Ella struggled to make ends meet with the ParentsNext program.is now out of service