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1Britishformer term for child benefit
- ‘Demand for education increased dramatically between 1950 and 1975 as real wages rose, supported by family allowances and social security, the economy boomed, and families sought a better future for their children.’
- ‘He says that family allowances and childcare do have a role in the decision women make to have children.’
- ‘He wished to see equal amounts of funds directed toward the disadvantaged in the form of family allowances and old-age pensions.’
- ‘Truancy continues to be a widespread problem across many indigenous communities, and Noel Pearson has suggested parents who don't send their children to school should lose their family allowances.’
- ‘There is NO association between the prevalence of teenage birth and the proportion of national wealth spent on family allowances.’
2Australian An untaxed allowance paid by the government to the parent or guardian of a child.‘the uncertainty of the situation meant they were sometimes overpaid family allowance’Formerly called child endowment
- ‘That's the heavy handed way it's trying to recover incorrect family allowance benefit.’
- ‘Governments should also look at ways of giving families the option to take future family allowances up front.’
- ‘Families said they needed Family Allowance to help them meet the costs of having the child back.’
- ‘The sample of ethnic families participating in project consultations was selected from Centrelink records of Family Allowance customers.’
- ‘Workshop participants reported many disputes over Family Allowance monies.’
- ‘The third group studied included a mixed group of Family Allowance customers, including sole parents.’
- ‘The suggestion was a non-means-tested family allowance payment, to reduce high effective welfare-to-work tax penalties.’
- ‘Low-income parents faced the loss of a significant part of their resources when losing Family Allowance for a child.’
- ‘The Cape York Aboriginal leader has suggested, among other things, redirecting family allowances for parents who consistently fail to send their children to school.’
- ‘They would also keep more of their family allowance than would otherwise be the case.’
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