How do you change a bad law? | Humanitix

In the May 2023 budget, Treasurer Jim Chalmers announced an important change to the welfare payment for single parents: recipients could stay on it until their youngest child turned 14, up from the previous cut-off at 8 years old.

The campaign that took place leading up to the budget is a success story of how lived experience, independent research, media attention, and a government-backed task force combined to reform a harmful policy.

Join us in conversation with Dr Anne Summers AO (UTS), Laura Tingle (7.30), and Terese Edwards (National Council of Single Mothers and their Children) on how researchers, activists, policymakers, and the community sector can join forces to navigate complex politics to advocate for – and achieve – reform.

Source: How do you change a bad law? | Humanitix

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