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Media Call Out

Media Call Out

Seeking single parents


Seven Network | Posted 07-04-2018 3:00 PM
Call Out open until 20-04-2018 5:00 PM






Seven Network is seeking single parents

SINGLE MUMS WHO SHARE-HOUSE / FLATMATES

Dear mums,

I am a producer working on a short TV story about how tough it can be to survive in expensive Sydney as a single mum - and I am looking to interview two or more single mothers that have decided to live together as a way to help share rent and childcare with someone they trust.

The context of the story is housing affordability and the growing number of single parent families for who are financially strained on a single salary with limited support.

I would like to interview (two or more) mums who share accommodation (house or flat) to discuss how living together is a way to manage and share the costs and responsibilities of being a single mum.

We can help cover a utility bill cost up to $150 value as a contribution for your time and effort.


It would involve around 30 minutes of filming at your residence - at a time convenient to you in the next week or two.

Thanks all - Bonnie


DEADLINE - 20-04-2018 5:00 PM



How to respond/register your interest in this Media Call-Out...


1. "Like" this page (below)




2. Fill out the application form here by the above deadline date.





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

kids

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.

Centrelink

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

divorce

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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