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ParentsNext isn’t getting the attention it deserves

ParentsNext isn’t getting the attention it deserves

Crikey had a front-row seat at this week's Senate inquiry into the widely criticised pre-employment program. Noticeably, there were a few seats spare...

Stories from the mothers who had their babies taken away

Stories from the mothers who had their babies taken away

Here is a selection of women explaining just what it was like for a young Australian girl or woman in the 1950s-mid 1970s facing pregnancy as an unwed mother.

Gittins: Pollies pander to grey power

Gittins: Pollies pander to grey power

Single age pensioners received a pension increase and concessions on their rent. Is it because they are the most 'worthy' pensioners? No. It's because their votes are critical, writes Ross Gittins.

Religious people have rights too — even in Victoria

Religious people have rights too — even in Victoria

Currently religious organisations are allowed to freely discriminate against pagans, gays and lesbians and single mothers ... but at their own expense, writes Tim Wilson.

Job Network not working for single mums

Job Network not working for single mums

The government's crackdown on single might work in the policy papers, but the reality for the women affected by it is far less salutary, writes Lionel Elmore.