A fully pro-bono mini documentary we produced, in partnership with the Sydney Community Foundation, The National Council for Single Mothers’ and their Children, and the Snow Foundation, was aimed to raise awareness of the very negative impact a change of legislation had on one of the most vulnerable sectors of Australians. When the single parent payment was changed to end when the youngest child turned 8 years old, down from 16 years old, this demographic moved from just about coping fincially to being in serious poverty – literally having to choose between buying food, petrol or paying for sports for their children.
The documentary was premiered at Federal Parliament to an audience with representatives from every political party in the room. This was a first in about 20 years.
Freely available to any viewers – the general public and relevant organisations – this emotive documentary is powerful and moving. It acts as an effective discussion starter that is used by many campaign organisations.