Forcing single parents on to Newstart has saved budget $5b, but increased poverty

Sally Whyte
Updated March 6 2020 - 10:02am, first published February 27 2020 - 4:30am

Legislation forcing single parents from the parenting payment onto Newstart has saved the budget $5 billion over the last 13 years - a saving that has forced already poor families into poverty, advocates say.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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