ABC Online have this article this morning on a new initiative to help out mums returning to the workforce after caring for children. The scheme launched by minister for women (is there a minister for men?) will give up to $1000 to 200 women per year to help out with the cost associated with returning to work after an absence.
I wonder if the criteria excludes men returning to work after caring for children. Personally i think those out of the workforce are better off looking for part time work or skills development through websites like careermums.com.au rather than relying on government handouts.