Australian Left Review

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Child's Pay


Linnell Secomb


One of the Hawke government’s most ambitious promises has been that it will abolish child poverty by 1990. However, despite the dazzling rhetoric of "child support" and "family support", there’s little prospect that children's economic situations will improve significantly. Linnell Secomb argues against a renewed emphasis on traditional notions of the family in the Child Support Scheme and proposes some alternatives.



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