Single parents rally for benefits

Shelley James and Pamela Henderson are part of a single parenting group rallying against the single parenting payment cuts d399049
Shelley James and Pamela Henderson are part of a single parenting group rallying against the single parenting payment cuts d399049

Perth rally organiser and Curtin University student Pamela Henderson was one of those affected when single parents of children aged over eight were moved to the Newstart unemployment benefit earlier this year.

Since leaving lunch bar work in 2011, after completing human resources and management diplomas, all her job applications have been unsuccessful.

‘I’m always either slightly inexperienced or over-qualified ‘