Cuts to sole parent benefits are human rights violations

By The Conversation
Updated March 29 2017 - 5:43am, first published 4:56am
Forty percent of children in sole-parent households are living below the poverty line. Picture: iStock

Sole parents in Australia are economically vulnerable and are experiencing ongoing cuts to their social security. Legislation limiting welfare benefits that was rushed through the Senate last week will make many of them poorer – but how is this a human rights issue?

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