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go to the Single Mum Australia Facebook Page go to Twitter Media Archive Media & Interviews - 2010

23 November 2010 - Playgroup Vital for Mums Happiness Too | Playgroup Australia

Barbara Bryan of 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 echoed the mother-first research results more...

8 October 2010 - Single mother article
Julia Taylor | Sub Tropic, QLD

Interview regarding the challenges of being a single mother

October 2010 - Single Mother sourced
Joanna Barry | Cleo Magazine, national publication sourced single mother, Amanda Lavac, to Cleo for a working single mother difficulties and triumph story

1pm, September 20 2010 - Inadequate single parent welfare increases
Candice Anderson |
Radio 4EB, QLD

Interview regarding today's welfare increase, with single parents only receiving half the increase that other welfare recipients are.'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

September 08 2010 - Juggling Dating and Children
Emma Spillett | Illawarra Mercury

...Bara Bryan recognised the isolation that many single parents experience after her divorce nearly four years ago. She created website 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...

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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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