Single parent’s 5 minute guide to the budget

Josh Frydenberg’s budget 2021 is a document designed to curry favour with women and single parents with plenty of new funding and cash for people in difficult circumstances. But the government has neglected to raise JobSeeker or the Single Parent Payment. Get on top of everything single parents need to know about the 2021 federal government budget in five minutes.

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Cashless Welfare Card hardly reduces alcohol spending at all

The Indue Cashless Debit Card reduced spending on grog by …… $88 per year, per person in one of the trial sites. Data released by the government shows that the Indue Cashless Debit Card scheme hardly reduces alcohol spending at all. Over 5 years to April 2021, the Cashless Debit Card issued by Centrelink in five ‘trial’ communities has reduced

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Single Parent Family Home Guarantee ignores the real housing problem

On Tuesday the 11th of May, the treasurer Josh Frydenberg will announce the budget and a new program to help separated and divorced parents buy a home called the Single Parent Family Home Guarantee. Singlemum.com.au got the details of the package early. The Single Parent Family Home Guarantee will support up to 10,000 divorced / separated parents (who have care of dependent

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Cold water swimming in Melbourne

Cold water immersion and cold water open water swimming are the new buzz words for healthy activity, especially for middle aged adults. This is an amazing experience that revitalises your mind, body and mood. From Saturday 1 May 2021, and through winter 2021, there is just one supported swim group at Williamstown Beach each week – the 9am Saturday Cool Water

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Payment system ‘outages’ kill cashless economy myth

Osko, CBA failures just the latest to leave customers stranded. Today, reported problems with ‘Osko’ payments between banks facilitated by the New Payments Platform are leaving bank customers stranded and angry. Customers of all banks have reported the failure of the “Osko” real time transfer system to their banks overnight on the 27 April and the morning of 28 April

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RBA data doesn’t support Cashless Australia predictions

USA based FIS issued a report predicting Australia would be largely cashless by 2024. FIS specialise in merchant payment solutions and supporting and securing cashless transactions. The FIS findings are not supported by real world data or readily available market information, for example: Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia reported that, while cash’s share of payments has fallen, cash

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Commbank’s Netbank down AGAIN

Multiple bank ‘outages’ leave consumers stranded. Regular outages from big bank systems are leaving consumers and retailers stranded. Commonwealth Bank’s Netbank is reported to be OUT today (1 March 2021) leaving MILLIONS of Aussies without online access to account statements, online bill payments, online transfers and balances. ANZ Bank Mobile and Internet Banking systems were the subject of up to

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