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School Holiday Ideas - Melbourne, Victoria

Phillip Island 3 Parks

Plua - Win 1 of 3 Phillip Island 3 Parks Passes
valued at $93.70 each! competition

Flicks, flippers & holiday fun on Phillip Island! Plus WIN a 3 Parks Pass!

Searching for school holiday fun? From September 22 to October 7 itís all popcorn, pirates and exploding volcanoes at the Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island with kidsí movies on the big screen and daily ranger led activities.

Let your imagination run wild on a pirate adventure, make your own exploding volcano, discover the research behind the little penguins at the Penguin Parade and dive into the wonders of the surrounding sea. Plus, stick around for kidsí movies on the Nobbies Centre big screen Ė free with a family 3 Parks Pass.

Experience the magical march of the Little Penguins every night at the sunset Penguin Parade, come face to face with koalas from the treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre, step back in time at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, all only 90 minutes from Melbourne!

Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not for profit conservation organisation with all revenue generated re-invested into research, environment, conservation, infrastructure and community projects.

The Nature Park also undertakes world class research, education and conservation programs designed to enhance the Nature Park environment for current and future generations.

To learn more about Phillip Island, visit the Phillip Island website here competition

WIN one of three Phillip Island 3 Parks Passes!

With school holidays looming, what better than to get out of the city and visit the amazing Phillip Island with the kids?, your Australian single parenting website, and Phillip Island Parks are delighted to give three lucky single mums the opportunity to win a Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass for 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 adult and 3 children), worth $93.70!

To be in the running to win a fabulous Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you and your child would like to go to Phillip Island - it's that easy!

The three best entries will WIN a Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass!

Competition open to adults 18 years and over. Limit of one prize per household. Competition ends midnight 20 September 2012. Please read the full Competition Terms & Conditions here prior to entry

This competition is now closed

And the lucky winners are...

K. Ross, Avoca, VIC
L. Hemming, Pakenham, VIC
M. Siljac, Geelong, VIC

Not a winner this time? Keep an eye out for more exciting competitions here!

What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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