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Women return to abusive partners as low welfare payments force them into poverty

SINGLE mothers are returning to abusive relationships because miserly welfare payments are forcing them and their children into poverty, they say.

  • Lauren Novak
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Women representing the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children told a federal parliamentary inquiry in Adelaide yesterday that almost a quarter of mothers it recently surveyed had returned to an abusive partner because they could not survive…

This was largely because the federal welfare system cuts payments to single parents when their youngest child turns eight.

Council chief executive Terese…

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