Over The Wall: impact on sole mothers relevant to Covid and due to neoliberal cuts and stigma around welfare

Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 1:37pm
Over The Wall: impact on sole mothers relevant to Covid and due to neoliberal cuts and stigma around welfare

Emily Wolfinger Phd academic with extensive work on welfare and neoliberal impacts on sole mothers interviewed by Over the Wall 3CR's Peter Davis

https://westernsydney.academia.edu/EmilyWolfinger

https://au.linkedin.com/in/emily-wolfinger-1814719

Emily teaches in the School of Social Sciences, WSU. She has dedicated much of her professional career to challenging issues of social injustice through research, writing, activism, and teaching. In her work as a writer and scholar, she has engaged with topics as diverse as forced adoption, institutional child abuse, asylum seekers, marriage equality, welfare policy, sole mother poverty, neoliberalism, domestic violence, and Indigenous education and employment. She is especially passionate and committed to promoting women’s financial independence and improving women’s financial security.

Emily is in the third year of a government funded PhD, exploring online user perceptions of sole mother poverty and welfare in Australia. This builds on her Honours research, which found that discourse on sole mothers began to shift with neoliberal welfare reform in the 1980s – from one that historically viewed them as morally irresponsible to one that increasingly viewed them as economically irresponsible.

 

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Informing people of changes within government services that impact upon the social safety net, and how to better deal with bureaucracy and how to protect your rights. Over the Wall offers some simple tools to fight back and defend yourself against a system that penalises people already disadvantaged by poverty and significant health conditions.

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Peter Davis and Duncan Graham

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