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Single Parent Research

Seeking Tasmanian pregnancy photos

University of Tasmania
Study open period: 6 September 2013 - 31 December 2013

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TASMANIANS - do you have photographs of yourself

or other family members during pregnancy?

TASMANIANS - Do you have photographs of yourself or other family members during pregnancy?

Are you interested in sharing them?

I am looking for Tasmanian participants (at least 18 years old) who are willing to share their pregnancy photographs as part of a research project that examines social ideas about pregnancy in Tasmania.

Your participation would involve sharing up to 5 of your photographs of pregnancy (taken between 1945 and 2013).

You are also invited to talk about your photographs in an interview (although not a requirement of participation).

This project will culminate in an exhibition of a selection of photographs in the Tasmanian community (your photos will only be exhibited with your consent).

Dr.Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania, School of Social Sciences

How to participate...

For more information or to submit photos, please contact:

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

2. Email:

3. You're done!

You can also visit the project Facebook Page 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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