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Strictly Under EMBARGO until 0600hrs, Thursday 12 May 2005 Shady deal for disability support pensioners and single parents People with disabilities who are able to work 20 hours per week will be nearly $100 per week worse off under the Welfare-to-Work initiatives announced in the Federal Budget on Tuesday (10 May). The Brotherhood of St Laurence has calculated the difference in income which will follow for sole parents and people with disabilities being placed on the 'enhanced' Newstart (see attached table). "While the Brotherhood supports initiatives to support sole …