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csmc writing workshop

Single Mother Support Events

FREE single mothers letter writing workshop

Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC)
Melbourne, Victoria | 14 May 2011

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Do you want to write to politicians to let them know your views, but not sure how to do so?

Join the Council of Single Mothers and their Children Vic letter writing campaign.
Demand the Federal Government pass the bill to make Family Law safer for women and children. You may even have another issue you’d like develop a letter about.



Saturday May 14th


Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood House
131 Shaftesbury Pde, Thornbury
Melway Reference 30 D5
Epping line train to Thornbury Station
Tram # 11 or 112 from Spencer & Collins St in the city. Stop # 32

Meet other single mums and put down on paper just what you'd like to say!

Hints and tips for both formal and personal approaches to media and politicians and write your own letter during the day.

All materials provided.

How to register

Call the CSMC office on 03 9654 0327 by Monday May 9th to register.
Please note childcare registrations cannot be accepted after this date.

You can open and print the official PDF flyer here

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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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