Domestic violence victim forced on to ParentsNext welfare program in ‘horrifying’ case

In a case one policy expert described as “horrifying”, the woman then had her welfare payments suspended because she could not meet her “mutual obligations” while dealing with court, the police, her injuries and caring for her three children, the youngest of whom is two.

There is no requirement for a provider to inform participants they are entitled to a reprieve from their obligations while they deal with a personal crisis.

And they have little incentive to do so, critics say, because they do not receive the service fee when a participant is exempt.

Source: Domestic violence victim forced on to ParentsNext welfare program in ‘horrifying’ case | Australia news | The Guardian

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