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National - National Council of Single Mothers & their children (NCSMC)
National Council of Single Mothers & their children (NCSMC) campaign for the rights of single mothers and their children who represent the majority of all sole parent families

National - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is Australia's leading mentoring program for vulnerable young people supported by 100 years of international experience and expertise. We provide young people, in need of additional support, guidance and friendship, with a caring volunteer mentor, who is a long-term positive role model.

National - Carers Australia
Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. The purpose of Carers Australia and the network of carers associations in each state and territory is to improve the lives of carers. Together we provide important services like counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training. We also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the wider public

National - Playgroup Australia
Playgroup Australia is a national organisation that coordinates small groups of carers and children to meet up each week and have fun, all around Australia. It’s a great chance to get out of the house, catch up with other parents and at the same time let your child have fun, playing and interacting
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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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