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In June 2006, there were 592,000 one-parent families (with children under 15 years) - 87%
Overall percentage of (all families with children aged under 15) single mother families in Australia in 2008 with children aged under 15
Overall number of Divorces in Australia in 2009 -
24,268 of those divorces involved children under the age of 18yrs, representing 49.1% of all divorces granted
Barbara Bryan of singlemum.com.au sums up the article on her own site:
...For single parents, attending Playgroup can be of even greater importance to mums themselves. Single mums from the www.singlemotherforum.com echoed the mother-first research results more...
Interview regarding the challenges of being a single mother
SingleMum.com.au sourced single mother, Amanda Lavac, to Cleo for a working single mother difficulties and triumph story
Interview regarding today's welfare increase, with single parents only receiving half the increase that other welfare recipients are. SingleMum.com.au's Bara Bryan comments on the resulting negative effects of single parents not receiving full pension rises and the ever-increasing gap between single parents and other welfare recipients
...Bara Bryan recognised the isolation that many single parents experience after her divorce nearly four years ago. She created website singlemum.com.au to offer support for single mothers and the site now attracts thousands of users annually. The website's forum includes links to single parent groups across the country as Bryan agrees that time in the adult world is critical more...
SingleMum.com.au has helped bring numerous organisations and single mothers together, including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, Cleo Magazine, Grazia Magazine, 2UE, numerous TV Shows, Universities, Government departments, etc. - and the best part is - it can be a free service! Click here to learn more...