Your submission: New voluntary parent support service consultation

We are designing a new voluntary service that supports parents who care for young children. The new service will be for parents who receive a Parenting Payment, to help them to plan for their future education and employment goals.

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Share your views

The formal consultation process, including submissions, closed on Friday 15 September 2023. If you have any questions or would like more information about the new voluntary parent support service, please email

We would like to hear your views on how the government should design the new voluntary service.

This consultation will help identify options for what the new service should look like. Your advice will help to make sure we understand the needs of full-time parents and their children, and how we can support parents to achieve their goals, when they are ready.

We will use your feedback, thoughts, and ideas to inform the design of a new voluntary service that meets parents’ needs and delivers positive outcomes.

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