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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Income >> Income support >> Payments and assistance for families with children

The objectives of this program are to ensure that families with children (including sole parent families) have adequate levels of income, receive fair levels of assistance toward the cost of raising their children and are able to overcome the barriers to workforce participation that arise in part from the presence of children.


SELECTED PAYMENTS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN(a), Tasmania - June 2003

Recipients at June 2003

no.

Family Tax Benefit
82,867
Parenting Payment(b)
19,378
Child Care Benefit
12,326
Double Orphan Pension
36


(a) As at May 2004, Centrelink figures have been revised to conform to new standard definitions.
(b) Comprising Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Parenting Payment (Single).

Source: Centrelink.


Further information about payments for families with children is available from the Centrelink web site, http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/pg_payments.htm


Jobs, Education and Training (JET)

The Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Program recognises there are a number of major barriers that may affect the ability of some recipients of Parenting Payment (and some other customer groups) to join the paid workforce.

More information about JET is avilable from the Centrelink web site, http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/services/jet.htm


Child Support Scheme

The Child Support Scheme aims to improve financial support for children of separated parents by ensuring that both parents contribute to the support of their children according to their capacity to pay. It also aims to ensure that neither parent is discouraged from participating in the workforce and to reduce social security outlays.

More information about the Child Support Scheme is available from the Centrelink web site, http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/child_supp_scheme.htm

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