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descriptionDeath of a Statesman

BY KERRY DAVIES Gough Whitlam may have been Prime Minister for slightly less than three years but during his short time in government he introduced some of the most far reaching and progressive social reforms in Australian history. Many of the benefits and services we still enjoy, and perhaps even take for granted, were the […]

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descriptionParenting in an age of uncertainty

by Liz Shield   (Image credit: Ross Griff, flickr creative commons)   CSMC member, Liz Shield, shares how she finds meaning and beauty in life, teaching her values and exploring the world with her daughter, while making the most of what she has. As parents, we all vary, but essentially what we want is to […]

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description2014 Victorian state election: where do the major parties stand on issues affecting women parenting alone?

The 2014 Victorian state election is bearing down on us and considering the current national political climate the outcome is likely to be close. Federally, with the LNP claiming victory in 2013, we saw an immediate, hard shift to the political right and a steady march toward policies and tough budget measures calculated to drive vulnerable Australians, […]

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descriptionFederal Budget Summary

It’s taken us a while, but CSMC has finally finished an in-depth review of the federal budget. While we did try to capture as many measures as possible likely to impact single mother families this budget has proven to be so full of hidden nastiness it’s likely there are other, individual impacts depending on your circumstances. […]

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description2014 Federal Budget targets those who can least afford it.

Last night the federal government delivered a Budget they insist is an essential remedy to the massive financial mess left to them by the previous Labor government. Regardless of whether this is true or not (and all evidence points to, not!) what is clear is most of the ‘heavy lifting’ the government says is needed to get […]

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