Marie Coleman was our guest speaker on 17 June 2014 at the Dickson Tradies Club.
Marie is a well-known activist and former public servant, and was the ACT's Senior Australian of the year in 2011. She spoke on the May budget brought down by Messrs Abbott and Hockey.
The National Foundation for Australian Women, of which Marie was a founding member in 1989, has issued a press release,"Budget 2014: Women are the biggest losers!", which notes that an unemployed single mother with one eight-year-old child would lose $54 per week or 12 per cent of their disposable income.
For the NFAW document, see http://www.nfaw.org/budget-2014-women-biggest-losers/