Amina is a 44-year-old single mother from a migrant background and has been actively seeking fulltime employment for two years. She has four children, between 7 – 20 years old. Her eldest child is currently studying. Amina receives $1,500 per fortnight – $500 of which is from working part-time as a cleaner, $500 from JobSeeker and $500 from income support payments she is eligible to receive as a single parent. Amina has always been up to date with her mortgage repayments however this has come at the cost of paying off her utilities arrears and being able to afford to eat three meals a day. She has had to use a cash converters loan to pay her most recent rates bill. (Source: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. Photo by Artur Aldyrkhanov on Unsplash. Image representational only)