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• Have you lost eligibility for Parenting Payment Single
since the 1st January 2013, becasue your youngest child is
over the age of 8 years old?
• Has your life changed as a result?
• Do you want to provide feedback to the government and make
your voice heard?

The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science, in collaboration with the Queensland Welfare Rights Centre (QWRC), is currently investigating the impact on single parents of losing eligibility for ‘Parenting Payment Single’ (PPS), since the 1st January, 2013 (Grandfathered recipients).

The QWRC intends to use the final research report as a tool to lobby government for future changes to social security policy, with the specific aim of improving outcomes for single parents.

The impact and success of the research depends upon achieving a high response rate to the survey.

The survey is completely anonymous and we expressly request that you do not share any information that could identify you personally. The survey link will be live from the 20/08/13 to the 20/09/13. It is possible that these dates may be extended depending upon the response rate to the survey. We expect the survey to take around 15 -20 minutes to complete.

Survey Link:

If you wish to discuss any part of the research project, or you have any questions about how to answer the survey, please contact the research team. Your enquiries and feedback will remain anonymous and we can provide a limited amount of paper copies if required.

This research has been granted ethical approval from The School of Social Science Ethical Review Panel (SSERP) under the clearance number [SS4/2013].

Principal Researchers:
Ellie McKibbin & Mollie Nelson
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for this research questionaire.
I will be sure to complete it, as our lives have been changed and plans thwarted due to the rushed implementation of this evil change to PPS eligibility.
I dare say, even if the Gov't decide to do a back flip, we will probably loose out, but I do hope that future legislative changes are to the benefir of disadvantaged children, not to their detriment.
By PPSResearch2013
This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey and gave up their time to answer all our questions. We are now in the process of analysing all the data and will post a link to the final report some time in November, if anyone would like to read it. We received responses from 97 single parents and we feel we owe it to all sngle parents to ensure that your voices are heard... for whatever it is worth.

From all the researchers, thanks again for sharing your stories with us. We hope that the government will come to realise that single parents need to be supported and rewarded for the incredibly important contribution they make to our society. You and your families deserve to be treated better than this.