'Like in Mission Impossible': the Australian mum raising single parents' plight at UN

'Like in Mission Impossible': the Australian mum raising single parents' plight at UN
 

Juanita McLaren has good reason to remember 28 March 2017. That Tuesday, she and her three children had to vacate their rented flat in Melbourne. It was also her son’s birthday. He turned eight.
According to the government, it was cause to cut McLaren’s income support by about $170 a fortnight. She was out of work at the time so the change reduced her total income by about a quarter.
“It’s like in Mission Impossible, you know, where you have those futuristic screens that you can move around,” McLaren tells Guardian Australia. “I was constantly shifting, in my head, this bill and that bill.... read more

 
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