SIGN THE PETITION: Tell the Government you want policy to end child and family poverty
We need to show politicians how popular, affordable and essential for babies these 8 more weeks will be. Use our quick submission form to make a quick submission now.
We have a chance to make a real impact in the lives of our children, by extending the time parents are supported to spend with their new baby.
This petition was officially handed to Parliament on 20/05/2015. You are welcome to still sign the petition and we will keep you updated as this campaign progresses. Since handover the Government has announced beneficiary and low-income working families will get a boost of up to $25 a week as part of a child hardship package. It’s not enough, and it has come with some major strings attached, but it is the first increase in core benefits, apart from inflations adjustments, since 1972 and will affect 110,000 families