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Parent Research



Seeking single parents to do an online survey about household activities and electricity
2 x $500 ColesMyer gift voucher participant lucky draw

RMIT University
Call Out open period: 30 September - 13 October 2014




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Seeking single parents to do an online survey about household activities and electricity.

Two randomly selected households will receive a $500 ColesMyer gift voucher.

'The study is conducted by RMIT University and the results will help represent the needs of families in decisions being made about the Australian electricity system.

The weblink for the survey is: https://rmit.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9og8KybzlzmA1Dv

All parents and guardians living in Australia who have one or more children under 18 living with them (full- or part-time) are eligible to participate.

More information is available on the study website: http://familyenergystudy.net/

The study is funded by the Consumer Advocacy Panel, has Ethics approval, and closes on October 13, 2014.


How to participate...


1. "Like" or "Tweet" this page here



2. Go to the survey webpage here.

3. You're done!






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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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