Minimum cost of raising a child is now $140 a week
'Research published by the Australian Institute of Family studies on Tuesday sets an updated benchmark for the weekly cost of raising children in unemployed and low-income families. It finds the minimum cost of raising one child ranges from $140 to $170 a week.
The figures are likely to influence future calls for an increase to the minimum wage and income support.'
Miki Perkins is a senior journalist and Social Affairs Editor at The Age reports