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I had no problem joining, I mean help getting back into the workforce … sure. But, with my husband working full time, child at school, only one car, things seem a little difficult to fit in an ‘activity’ I must do. Plus the activity given begins 15 after my sons school starts, I won’t get there in time.

Posted anonymously, 16th February 2022

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  • You may need to consider before school care to get to your activity.

  • I have not experienced it personally, but I’ve also not heard a lot of positive things. It seems like another punitive program. The government has never been supporting of stay at home parents, particularly single stay at home mothers.

  • I haven’t heard of the parents next program before but wonder if there’s Facebook groups for support?

  • I am interested to see the answers you get for this. My only advice would be to call Centrelink on extension of this department to see if you can get the answer :)

  • I’m guessing this is a Centrelink based resource? No point arguing it, they don’t see people, just numbers. They don’t get that normal everyday people might have issues performing all their tasks ????

  • I am married and have 5 children, I have been on the program since around 2017. The beauty of the program is that you don’t have to jump straight back into work, you can opt for upgrading your skills, increase your knowledge on your skills and experience. Hey you may decide that you would like to explore a new career path, all these options and more are available, you just have to ask the question???? For me I will be doing a few online courses to potentially start another home business.

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