Parenting payments (letter)by Carol PhillipsNews Weekly
, August 11, 2001
The recent Federal Budget raised an item of concern to me, as a mother who is to be "induced" into a day of paid employment when my youngest child is 13 in order to receive the full Parenting Payment.
I believe that some exceptions should be permitted for women who are gainfully employed full-time, even though they are unpaid.
I speak especially for home-schooling mothers like myself, although there must be others in this category.
My youngest child is eight years old and if I am to be able to home-school her through her secondary education, I will need to be available full-time, leaving no time even for a day of paid work.
I believe that the Government needs to be informed of the necessity of such exemptions.Carol Phillips,