➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Australia: We’ve abandoned gender equality and child welfare in the name of cost-cutting (Opinion)
The Guardian – November 03, 2016
Low-income parents will feel the financial squeeze at every stage of childhood if the government pushes through cuts to family payments and paid parental leave. What was once an effective family payments system – redesigned by the Hawke government to achieve a 30% reduction in child poverty – has been cut to the bone in recent years. Since 2009 alone, more than $12bn has been ripped out of the family payments system.