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Media Call-Outs 2012



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Seeking Single Mums considering prostitution

Sydney Morning Herald | 20 January 2013
Looking for single SYDNEY mothers who have turned to or considered prostitution/stripping after cuts to welfare payments this year more...




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Seeking 30 Sydney kids for free bikes

Conference Speakers Australia | 23 December 2012
We run a team-building activity for corporate group, where they build a bike and think they are going to race it - then at the last minute we say "No race..how about we donate them to some worthy kids?" more...




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Seeking single mum families in Sydney

Chanel 9 | 29 November 2012
We are looking for single mother families to receive a FREE gourmet Christmas lunch prepared by 5 star gourmet Chef, Zigi Ozeri. The families will be featured on a Channel 9 Christmas Day TV program called 'My Christmas' more...




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Seeking working single mums in Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald | 16 November 2012
We are trying to get in touch with a single mum who works full-time and is prepared to be in a photo today (Friday) with her children more...




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Seeking parents in Sydney and Melbourne

OurSay | 11 November 2012
Seeking parents in Sydney and Melbourne to attend upcoming 1-2 hour workshops. OurSay.org, an online platform that connects citizens with people in power, is looking for 20-25 parents to attend upcoming 1-2 hour workshops to be held in Sydney and Melbourne more...




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Seeking Mums who will be forced from Parent Payment Single to Newstart

National Council of Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC) | 9 October 2012
If legislation is passed, more single mothers will be forced from Parent Payment Single (PPS) to Newstart effective 1st Jan 2013 (when their youngest child turns 8) We are wanting the voices of the women who will be impacted by the change more...




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Seeking a single mother with children born between 2000-2009

Major national womens magazine | 22 June 2012
The article is comparing the experiences of single mothers over the past 30 years to see what has got better, what has got worse, what has changed, and what still needs to change more...




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Seeking single parents in Brisbane regarding Public Housing issues

A Current Affair | 20 June 2012
Seeking a "...Brisbane family (single parent or two parents with kids) who have been desperately waiting on a house from Housing Commission. They need to have been on the wait list and bouncing from emergency accommodation sources. They would need to be living in a crowded situation (more than 1 person to a room)..." more...




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Seeking single parents working, or attempting to find work

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) | 5 June 2012
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has been speaking out against the Federal Government’s plan to force single parents off Parenting Payment Single (PPS) and place them onto the lower paying Newstart Allowance when their youngest child turns eight years of age... more...




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Seeking Victorian Single Mums

National Current Affair TV Program | 15 May 2012
Calling all single mothers in Victoria who can't find work - we are working on a campaign piece for single mothers who want work and want to be off welfare benefits... more...




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Seeking Grandfathered Parenting Payment Single Mums

The Australian | 09 May 2012
Looking to speak with and take a photo of a single mother who will be affected by the new Federal Government's single parent payment cuts that affect mothers on the Grandfathering single parent payment. Anywhere in Australia... more...




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Seeking Grandfathered Parenting Payment Single Mums

Nine News | 04 May 2012
Nine news are seeking single parents on the Grandfathered Single Parent Payment to comment on the withdrawal of the single parent payment (single mother pension) to Newstart when their child turns eight years old... more...




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Seeking mums

National Parenting Magazine | 23 April 2012
...I am looking for a mum with a physical disability (in a wheelchair or born with dwarfism, for example) - how she coped with her pregnancy and her first-person experience, also happy to receive stories of extraordinary pregnancy and birth more...




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Seeking single mums with teenagers

CentrelinkNews.com.au | 7 January 2012
...looking for parents of teenagers 16 - 19 years, especially school students but also kids who have left school in year 10 more...


Media Call-Outs 2011



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Seeking single mums that have experienced credit card debt

Queensland Media Outlet | 15 November 2011
Hi im looking for parents who have decided the best way to deal with credit card debt is to cut up card altogether and live without a credit card more...




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Seeking single mums that chose to go it alone

Australian Women's Weekly | 10 November 2011
The Australian Women's Weekly, Australia's biggest-selling magazine, is looking for a single mum who decided to have a child on her own more...




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Seeking single mums

National TV Program | 5 October 2011
We are seeking a separated/divorced mum who has tried shared parenting with her ex-partner (each parent has the child for at least 35% of the time). For one reason or another this shared care arrangement did not work out more...




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Seeking single mums

National Parenting Magazine | 27 September 2011
I am looking for mums who have suffered from each of the following: A relationship break-up (with a focus on mental health issues surrounding this, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings etc) - Physical hurdles more...




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Thanks for your responses

ABC Radio National | 27 July 2011
I was hoping to thank all the people who responded to the media callout on your website. Although I was unable to respond to everyone personally I am grateful to all the mums (and dad) who took time to share their stories with me more...




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Seeking single mums

National Radio Program | 01 July 2011
I'm hoping to speak to mothers who have been affected by the shared parenting laws. Mothers who found it hard to report violence because they felt they might not be believed or they would be seen as unfriendly. Also interested in more...




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Seeking single mum and child/ren for interview and photo

Sydney Newspaper | 01 June 2011
I am a journalist searching for a single mum living anywhere in Sydney, Newcastle or on the NSW Central Coast who is willing to be photographed with her child/children tomorrow (Thursday June 2) more...




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Seeking a single mum and a lesbian couple that have used a sperm donor

National Parenting Magazine | 20 May 2011
Why are so many women choosing to have babies without fathers? If you think the role of fathers is becoming redundant, then we want to hear from you more...




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Seeking a Melbourne single mum

Herald Sun | 5 May 2011
I am a journalist at the Herald Sun and am looking for a Melbourne single mum (who earns less than $600 a week) for an article on today’s cost of living to be published in tomorrow’s newspaper more...




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Seeking child custody stories - good or bad

Sunday newspaper | 13 April 2011
Child custody stories wanted for Sunday newspaper story. Good or bad, we'd love to hear from you so your experience may help others more...




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Seeking a Melbourne single mum and child

Herald Sun | 28 January 2011
Melbourne mother and child needed - "I’m a journalist at the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne. We’re writing an article about the “milk wars” currently waging within our supermarkets with home-brand milk selling for $2 per two litres. We’re looking for a Melbourne mother and child to be in a picture for us, discussing whether lower milk prices are beneficial." more...


Media Call-Outs 2010



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Herald Sun | 10 December 2010
The Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne is seeking a Victorian family with three generations of single mums (i.e. great-grandmother, grandmother and mother) to share their stories more...




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Cleo Magazine National | 10 August 2010
CLEO Magazine is on the hunt for a single mum to be interviewed for a story. The feature is called 'how I make it work' - so it's on women facing different challenges and how they work around them more...




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The Age | August 2010
I am a journalist on The Sunday Age newspaper in Melbourne. I am writing an election-related story, based on the perspectives of six people from different backgrounds in Victoria. I would like to include the views of a single mum in Melbourne. more...







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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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