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Working mothers survey The University of Wollongong | November 2012 - March 2013
Working mothers, burnout and psychological distress
Are you a single mother in paid employment? How do you balance work and family roles? Is it rewarding or challenging, or both? Researchers at the University of Wollongong are studying the work and family experiences of single mothers in paid, and how meeting these demands impacts on their health. read more...

Participants required University of Queensland | May 2012 - September 2012
Parenting Support in the 21st Century
Are you a parent of a 2-12 year old that uses the internet to get parenting information and support? Researchers at the University of Queensland are interested in finding out parentsí preferences for parenting support read more...

Participants required Westmead Hospital | November 2010 - 2012
Depression Study - Am I Depressed?
Are you depressed, aged 18-65yrs and considering starting antidepressant medication?
The Brain Dynamics Centre (Westmead Hospital) are conducting a study for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder which will provide you and your General Practitioner with reports on your symptoms the severity of your illness and your brain function read more...

Participants required Justice For Children | May 2011 - to 2012
Family Law Senate Inquiry
Here are the latest forms and info available for download regarding the prospect of a future Family Law Senate Inquiry read 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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