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JET ACTION OCTOBER 14TH. 12PM KINGS SQUARE, FREMANTLE

Students with children will be undertaking an action to highlight the change in JET funding arrangement which make it impossible for students to juggle parenthood and study. 

Come and support this important action. If you have kids bring them along and add them to all the other children in the giant playpen to be "babysat" by a John Howard impersonator. Our messgae is: We are trying to get an education, but who is going to look after our children? Will you do it John Howard?

Rally: Begins 12.30pm.

FOR 10 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN TOLD TO GET AN EDUCATION. But in those days we were helped with the aid of JET: Jobs, Education & Training program.

NOW THE GOVERNMENT, AS PART OF THEIR WELFARE TO WORK REFORMS, HAS CUT CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE FOR ANY COURSES LONGER THAN 12 MONTHS- Single parents are being forced out of degrees, Tafe courses and apprenticeships because we can't afford childcare costs (of $110 p/w for one child)- out of our welfare payments while we study.

EDUCATION IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GET US AND OUR CHILDREN OUT OF THE POVERTY TRAP: "Mummy, Mr Howard stole my JET"

Special Guest Speakers include:

W.A Greens Senator Rachel Siewert

Jock Ferguson- Secretary of the AMWU

ALP MLC. Hon. Louise Pratt

JOIN US IN FIGHTING THIS DISCRIMINATION- OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER!!

If you're a mother- you know the dirty jobs don't get done if you don't do them yourself. IT'S YOUR KIDS- IT'S YOUR FUTURE. Midday sharp.

Enquiries: phone Peta. 0405 722 845

Our Forum at Murdoch University on June 25th 07 forced the government to make a policy change that day- and give 12 months worth of JET assistance to all eligible parents- regardless of their entire course duration.

This proves that we can force policy change- but we must all stand together.

Very soon our 12 months will be up and we will be forced to drop out of our degrees and live in poverty.

We must continue the pressure now before it's too late.

 

 
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