Here's a mother with three children struggling to find money to eat. She has made her budget public.
She is on one income and paying a reasonably high rent of $460. There is no-one else sharing the expenses. That is her choice.
The estranged father is paying her $284.53 weekly. That's probably stretching his budget substantially as well.
These parents have chosen to arrange their lives this way and it is making her at least, and possibly him as well, 'poor'. And their children.
She is receiving $343 weekly from the state to assist with living costs.
I am not sure what the point of the article is.
Labour/Green Budget Responsibility Rules
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