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June 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Femmos get loud

Well, it’s been a while and I’ve got two things to add, both from the F website.

I edited a post by Eva on income management in Bankstown:

In March this year, there were around 80,000 parents on the parenting payment officially registered as job hunters. There are maybe another 50,000 or more sole parents who have already been placed onto Newstart as their children are eight or more. They will be joined shortly by most of the 80,000 job seekers above, as announced in the budget. Managing on the sole parent payments is already hard, but doing it on the lower rate of Newstart is almost impossible.

So any changes to policies on these payments is of interest to feminists.

I also put together a storify story on F’s latest forum. You can join the conversation on Twitter with the #fcollective tag.

[View the story “Doing feminism: media representation and family violence” on Storify]

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