Parental training criticism silences minister - - in an unsurprisingly move, pollies have backed away from the idea of making parents go through training before being given benefits. Also unsurprising is the fact that Labour attacked the idea tooth and nail, then turned around and said that more needed to be done to support and equip new parents. We do notice your hypocrisy, guys.

While I personally think every prospective parent should be made to attend some form of preparatory training, this would at least have been a good start. If taxpayers are going to fund a family, why not include some training in the system? It might help people cope with having kids on a low income. But no, standard knee-jerk outcry silences any real discussion of the idea.


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