SingleMum.com.au | July 29, 2010
In a strong show of support, the Greens have promised to back single mum policies all the way in the upcoming federal election.
In a reply to the National Council for Single Mothers and their Children, who sent policy questions relating to single mother issues to all major political parties, the Greens reply was strongly in favour of supporting current single mother issues.
Whilst it was pointed out that single mothers and their children were at higher risk of poverty, it was clarified that "poor outcomes are not a foregone conclusion if policy and support responses are well targeted".
The Greens have been stalwart in their support of single mothers, and were the only political party to speak out when single parent pensioners were excluded for the first time ever from a rise in the aged and disability support pension rates. They were also the only party who opposed the introduction of national income management laws.
The Greens opposed changes to Family Law that did not promote the best interests of the child, and in addition, those that made it difficult for women to raise concerns about domestic violence.
Major Greens policy points addressed in the response to the NCSMC included:
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